More Northstar Assistance Requested

From: Don Maslin <>
Date: Mon Apr 13 00:58:28 1998

On Sun, 12 Apr 1998, Wirehead Prime wrote:

> All righty then, thanks to the kind help of Allison, the Northstar will
> now attempt to boot off a drive set to DS0. The CPU's POJ address is now
> set the Northstar MDS-AD3 controller card. On boot, it goes
> read-read-read, read-read-read, read-read-read and gives up.

Does it just give up, or does it leave a numeric series message on the
terminal? My Horizon does the read-read-read thing and displays its boot
message in about the time it takes to say 'boot Northstar DOS'. I don't
have a gouge handy, but is the AD3 the DD controller?
> Doug Coward had sent me an NSDOS boot diskette, which I'm trying to boot,
> and something doesn't seem happy. Is there any reason I couldn't use the
> MPI-52 drive I'm trying to use? Is there any reason I shouldn't try a
> known-good Shugart SA400? I also tried a half-height 360k floppy drive
> for giggles with the same result.

Any of them should work if jumpered properly. Mine has two full high
drives in the cabinet, and a couple half high ones in an external box.
Both sets work fine.
> Does anyone have boot diskettes for CP/M for this machine? Can anyone
> offer advice or assistance? In short, HELP! =-)

I could make up and proof a couple of diskettes for you. E-mail me if
you are interested.
                                                 - don
> Anthony Clifton - Wirehead
Received on Mon Apr 13 1998 - 00:58:28 BST

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