rarest computers. was: RE: Xerox Alto Restoration + Emulation

From: Tony Duell <ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue Aug 3 18:13:29 2004

> > Whitechapel MG-1, a 32016 Unix machine, made in Whitechapel, London.
> Any install media? We have a couple at the museum; one's probably viable

I do, but, wait for this, on 3.5" floppies. The standard MG1 floppy drive
is an 80 cylinder 5.25" unit, and can be replaced by a '720K' 3.5" unit.
That's what the previous owner did to my machine.

AFAIK if you image-copied the 3.5" disks I have (and it's quite a number
of them) back to 80 cylinder 5.25" disks, then you'd have the standard
installation kit. Or you could pop a 3.5" drive in your machine -- If I
rememebr the schemaitcs correclty, though, you can only have one floppy
drive in there at a time.

> We have docs for them (no service manuals unfortunately) but no install

I have a manual of schematics, service notes, etc. Not sure it would
stand photocopying though, but at least the diagrams do exist.

Received on Tue Aug 03 2004 - 18:13:29 BST

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