Update: BBC Acorn

From: Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk_at_yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Thu Jan 16 03:38:00 2003

> > ARM Evaluation Kit - yep - that's the one. I do have various discs and
> I can copy the six disks for you, but as I mentioned in previous post, my
> Disc 1 has a corrupt track.

is there some sort of ftp site or something for BBC stuff that disk images
could go on? It'd be nice if they were archived somewhere so they (hopefully)
won't get lost!

how big is a track? trying every possible permutation of bytes you'll get a
working disk eventually ;-)

> Most of the Acorn add-ons came in the same housing. All the Second
> Processors (6502, Z80, 32016) and the Universal Second Processor box (so
> you could use Master Series upgrades like a Turbo, Master 512 80186 CoPro,
> or the Scientific), Teletext Adaptor, Prestel Adaptor, IEEE Interface, and
> probably others.

hmm, the Z80 and IEEE units both ring bells - could have been either one of
those (or both).

I'm feeling a little motivated to wade through all my junk and see what I have
got now, plus have a look at the serial number of the ARM box...

> :-) In my earlier reply, I was thinking of rather older Ferranti
> computers. At least a decade older, maybe two...

ha ha - thought you probably were. I don't know much about the history of
Ferranti unfortunately.



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Received on Thu Jan 16 2003 - 03:38:00 GMT

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