any blank 8" disc's

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any blank 8" disc's

Postby galaga on Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:44 pm

hey i have a s100 computer but no disk's or manuals

I'm after two if possible.

can any one help

thanks matt
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Re: any blank 8" disc's

Postby lizardb0y on Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:28 pm

A box or two were bought by KiwiCon last year, and I know they had some left over. I'll see if I can get a couple for you.

You can sometimes buy them new old stock off eBay at ~$50 USD for a box of 10.
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Re: any blank 8" disc's

Postby lizardb0y on Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:43 pm

lizardb0y wrote:A box or two were bought by KiwiCon last year, and I know they had some left over. I'll see if I can get a couple for you.


I've checked with my, um, *cough* supplier and can hook you up. I'll let you know when I've got hold of them.
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Re: any blank 8" disc's

Postby galaga on Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:50 pm

thanks i hope i can install cpm on them
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Re: any blank 8" disc's

Postby lizardb0y on Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:44 pm

galaga wrote:thanks i hope i can install cpm on them


Right. I've got a couple of 8" hard sectored disks sitting right here. PM with your details and I'll send them to you. I'm tempted to keep the box though :)

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Re: any blank 8" disc's

Postby TRS80 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:50 am

The most common machines I recall that fit the description (S100 and 8 inch drives) are the ones made by MDL in the early 80's. Is that what you have?
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Re: any blank 8" disc's

Postby galaga on Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:42 am

how the hell do you know that!!! i Google it not much came up!!
but http://www.s100computers.com/Hardware%2 ... rd/Z80.htm
has all the cards manuals
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Re: any blank 8" disc's

Postby TRS80 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:20 pm

Sorry I am not sure I understand your reply. S100 machines were not very common in New Zealand and the most common I saw with 8" drives were assembled by Microprocessor Developments in Auckland. If you have something different that is cool too. Just interested.
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Re: any blank 8" disc's

Postby TRS80 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:58 pm

Reading your reply again maybe I do understand and you are surprised with my guess re the manufacturer. My father had a number of MDL S-100 based systems at his work in the early 80's that ran CP/M 2.2 so I have seen a few although not really used them to any extent. If you look back in the History forum there is a previous thread re MDL <http://classic-computers.org.nz/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=9>

Unless you have something that will let you write 8" disks you may be better to try using a 1.2mb 5.25" drive (ex an AT type machine). If you can get that to boot then you can copy the OS over to an 8". There is some interesting reading on that at <http://www.retrotechnology.com/herbs_stuff/drive.html#threefive>.

Have you been able to locate a version of CP/M with a BIOS for the California Computer Systems boards?

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Re: any blank 8" disc's

Postby galaga on Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:51 pm

it has a debug mode i was going to put a loader on and feed it some data from the PC

but having a PC disk drive would be cool :)

thanks for the link
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