iPDS questions

From: Sellam Ismail <foo_at_siconic.com>
Date: Sun Dec 9 23:48:26 2001

I believe I have a bootdisk for this. E-mail me privately and I'll hook
you up.

On Sat, 8 Dec 2001, Zane H. Healy wrote:

> I'm sure glad to see the list is back up, I originally tried the following
> message on Tuesday. I still don't know anything more about the system.
> Unfortunatly it's been raining really hard around here since Tuesday, so
> the system is still sitting at work, and I've not really been able to
> examine it.
> Zane
> I'm still a little shocked. I just found a working iPDS system, complete
> with documentation and some software. Unfortunatly I don't think a lot of
> it is still readable. I did get the system to boot and pass all
> diagnostics.
> I know nothing about these beasties, from looking at the doc's it's
> obviously i8085 based with 64k RAM. It's got a single 5 1/4" floppy, and
> it's in a case slightly smaller than a Kaypro II. In the area behind the
> CRT is a storage area for two pods that each handle two different sizes of
> PROMs, these plug into a hole in the right side of the case.
> What on earth filesystem are the floppies? Are any kind of software images
> available to replace the dead floppies? Is there any software to read and
> write to the floppies from MS-DOS?
> Basically the main thing I'm interested in is the systems ability to read
> and write PROMs. I wouldn't mind being able to use this to support my DEC
> hardware :^)
> Zane
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