Kaypro keyboard\ Compaq/Xenix questions

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Tue Feb 22 15:44:40 2005

On Tue, 22 Feb 2005 Saquinn624_at_aol.com wrote:

> Has anyone seen anything in software that allows Compaq Deskpro 386/25
> era computers to use "user defined" fixed disks? My type-33 still works,
> but I wonder what to do when it dies. The Setup disk only offers several
> preconfigured disk types.

On the Deskpro 286e that I was working with, I just plugged in an IDE
drive and formatted it to whatever specs it was set for with the drive
that was original in the system (which was crashed). It didn't format it
to full capacity (only whatever capacity the original drive was) but if
optimizing the space on the drive is not a care for you then it doesn't
matter. You just have to make sure you're using a drive that has a larger
capacity than the original disk.

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