Comterm Hyperion - Boot disk?

From: Doug Yowza <>
Date: Sun Dec 13 23:51:51 1998

On Sun, 13 Dec 1998, Mark Gregory wrote:

> Hi. I recently acquired a Hyperion "portable" PC - Mac-influenced, 8086,

Mac-influenced? You must be talking about somebody named Mac, because
the Hyperion was introduced two years *before* Apple's Mac.

> dual 5.25 floppies, built in 4" amber monitor. I can't seem to get it to
> boot, however. When I power it up, I get a flashing cursor, and the
> system tries both drives. Then I get a "DISK FAULT" error on screen.
> I've tried various versions of DOS, from 2.1 to 3.3, with the same
> result.
> Does the Hyperion require an earlier version of DOS, or a customized
> version? Or, do I just have a machine with defunct floppy drives?

It does want a custom version of DOS (1.x is the version I have). The
Hyperion is one of the DOS-compatible machines as opposed to a
PC-compatible, so you can't use PC-DOS.

If nobody else offers floppies, let me know, but I'm terrible about
getting that kind of stuff out sometimes (BTW, does the other person I
promised Hyperion floppies still need them?).

-- Doug
Received on Sun Dec 13 1998 - 23:51:51 GMT

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