eBay Auction of Classic Compaq Luggable

From: Fred Cisin <cisin_at_xenosoft.com>
Date: Mon Aug 9 14:02:42 2004

On Mon, 9 Aug 2004, Jason McBrien wrote:
> I bought one at Salvation Army for $10. They thought it was a sewing machine
> :)

I carried one to Hawaii in 1983. There was plenty of room for
it in the first class cabin (I wasn't paying for the ticket),
but there was LOTS of discussion about bringing it onboard.
The phrase "sewing machine" was used at least a dozen times.

> Works great, comes with 20GB MFM hard drive. A bit non-stock, but still
> cool.

That would be 20MB. There are no 506/412 interface 20G drives.
And even the 20M drives, other than aftermarket, weren't
available until the very end of that model.
And, until DOS 3.31, there wasn't support of having any partitions
larger than 32M.

> I'm going to see if Minix will run on it, with an Etherlink I network card
> :)

If not, there was a version of Xenix that would work on it.

Grumpy Ol' Fred     		cisin_at_xenosoft.com
Received on Mon Aug 09 2004 - 14:02:42 BST

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