HELP! Osbourne drives

From: Don Maslin <>
Date: Mon Sep 13 16:38:58 1999

On Mon, 13 Sep 1999, James Willing wrote:

> On Mon, 13 Sep 1999, Joe wrote:
> > I played with the Osbourne Executive yesterday. I can't get it to boot.
> > All it says is "boot error". It says the same thing with no disks in it,
> > MS DOS disks in it and with the door open so the message doesn't tell me
> > anything.
> Well... from the description above, the first thing that comes to mind is
> that the 'Executive', like all of the Osborne machines is a CP/M machine,
> and will likely never run any form of MicroSquish DOS... B^}
> In more general terms, the message indicates that the unit is unable to
> read the boot sector(s), but without a proper set of diskettes it will be
> difficult to troubleshoot reliabily...
I think you misread his message, Jim. What he was saying was that in
addition to not booting on the CP/M disks and getting the error message,
he also got the message with a DOS disk, with no disk, and even with the
drive door open.

With all of those failure modes, it does not seem likely to me that it is
a drive problem.

                                                 - don
Received on Mon Sep 13 1999 - 16:38:58 BST

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