Nice Find

From: Allison J Parent <>
Date: Sun Apr 5 10:17:06 1998

<up comes an Intel flashscreen
< Inboard 386 PC
< Vers 1.1 02/17/89
< Intel Corporation

Same beast I have in my Leading Edge XT.
<recognize Very rudimentary Auto and Config usual but with inbrdpc.sys
< Of course I quickly pop it open No HD !!??

Don't lose those files!

<Snooper tells me it has 2 ser ports and 2 paral. configured and bench-mar
<20mhz ( don't know how accurate Snoop's bench is but this sure beats an X

It's warped. It's a 386/16 and that's all.

< I was blown away I didn't think an XT much less a PC could be upgraded
<without replacing the MB. And the Hard Card was gravy

That's been going on for a while and there was a AT (286) version as well.

< The possibilities are interesting. I'm wondering if I could beef up the
<Put in an Extended Graphics Adapter (not Array) and hook up my 3270
<type IBM monitor (5272). There's an interesting section in Que's "Upgradi

IF it's ISA-8 you likely can.

< It would be neat if I could run Linux on it.
< Excuse my blathering but I'm like a kid with an amazing new toy.

No way! All the ram you have is the 1meg on the inboard and I think it
used the 256k (maximum) on the mother as expanded mem. If yu can find the
memory card that piggy backs to it you can add either a meg or maybe two
to it. Nomantter what linux in less than 4meg would be poor and
completely unrunable in under 2mb.

Windows 3.1 does run on it with the 1meg.

Received on Sun Apr 05 1998 - 10:17:06 BST

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