HELP! Osbourne drives

From: Joe <>
Date: Mon Sep 13 18:12:54 1999

At 02:38 PM 9/13/99 -0700, Don wrote:
>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.

   Exactly! Thanks Don.

Received on Mon Sep 13 1999 - 18:12:54 BST

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