Northstar Advantage

From: Doug Rich <>
Date: Sun Sep 7 12:09:14 1997

At 12:26 AM 9/7/97 -0800, you wrote:
>My find of the day was a "Northstar Advantage" and as per my normal luck
>with CP/M systems no OS. Still it seems to power on OK.
>I've got a few questions on it. First and formost would be where can I get
>an OS (would the Osbourne version of CP/M boot it)?
I believe I have both the CP/M OS and the Northstart OS for this machine.

 Is there a "Monitor
>ROM" that I can drop the machine into? I see from the list of computers on
>the mailing lists web site, it's got a Z80 and a i80186 processors in it,
>OK that's nice, what does that mean to me? Also are there any good info
>resources for the "Northstar Advantage"?
>The one I've got has a 1" x 6" strip of metal with two threaded posts near
>the top sticking out (great for messing up arms), it's been stuck to the
>side of the case with that thin sticky foam, is this stock, or an add on?
Not stock.

>Any ideas what on earth it's for? I'm thinking a copy stand.
>Pardon my probable stupidity when it comes to CP/M systems, I think I'm up
>to four of them now, but only the Osbourne has disks and it won't boot, I
>think it's got a bad A: drive, because the disks boot a friends Osbourne.
> Thanks,
> Zane
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I was a Nothstar dealer and sold the Advantage. If I can help let me know.
Received on Sun Sep 07 1997 - 12:09:14 BST

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