S100 spares needed - repairs almost done

From: Don Maslin <donm_at_cts.com>
Date: Fri Jan 10 00:03:01 2003

On Thu, 9 Jan 2003, Richard A. Cini wrote:

> Hello, all:
> Scott has made much progress in repairing my N* machine. Well,
> calling it a N* is a stretch since the only thing N* about it is the
> motherboard, case and disk controller.
> Anyway, I'm having diskette issues. I have two theoretically good
> single-density controllers and disk drives, and Don Maslin made replacement
> boot disks for me. These disks don't boot, although the controller attempts
> to access them. It may be that the replacement SD disks were made from a DD
> controller, but I don't know for sure.

That is correct, Rich. They were created on the DD controller and
booted it nicely. I am now exploring getting media that was made on a
SD controller and will try to duplicate it on a SD controller that I
found that I have.
                                                - don

> So, I have two choices -- obtain SD boot diskettes made with an SD
> controller or get a N* DD controller (MDS-AD|AD2|AD3). Any other thoughts or
> recommendations appreciated. Thanks.
> Rich Cini
> Collector of classic computers
> Build Master for the Altair32 Emulation Project
> Web site: http://highgate.comm.sfu.ca/~rcini/classiccmp/
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Received on Fri Jan 10 2003 - 00:03:01 GMT

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