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  1. #11
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    i feel left out lol, im not an old timer, im only 20 and iv only had a computer for 3 years now, i learned quick though...well after a while, for the first few months i couldnt do anything but turn it on myself and go online, but i spent countless hours after that playing with it, it sparkd a curiousity, i wanted to know why it worked how it worked and what else i could make it do, i didnt have any books so it was all trial and a hole lotta error lol, i collect OSs and computer manuals though so i have things that were made before i was lol, i have the floppies for PC - DOS 6.3.
    there on IBM floppies, i got em from my unckle. my unckles had computers for a while, he used DR DOS and stuff like that, and also i have a good sence of computer history from my 21 year old best friend, hes been using computers since he was a kid and has alot of older systems.
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    Originally posted here by bballad


    Unfortunately I need to buy/get it mailed to me...only my CP/M machine has a working 5 1/4" floppy everything else is 3.5...and the Osborn doesn’t use what we would call a standard floppy architecture so I can't figure out a way to jeryrig a spare 3.5 onto it...any one with ideas on pulling that off I would love toy here about it.
    You can try to get a 5 1/4" floppy drive from some dump. Place that in a box (let's say a 80486), download CP/M and copy it to a floppy. It's not a bad idea to keep an "oldie" for those purposes. However, last month I finaly throw away some parts lurking around... like mobo's (8086, 80286, 80386)... some AT cases and old RLL cards... those things are so damm old you need to give money to actualy get them out of your way. 1 or 2 boxes for pure 'emotional purposes' is enough.

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    Originally posted here by VictorKaum


    You can try to get a 5 1/4" floppy drive from some dump. Place that in a box (let's say a 80486), download CP/M and copy it to a floppy. It's not a bad idea to keep an "oldie" for those purposes. However, last month I finaly throw away some parts lurking around... like mobo's (8086, 80286, 80386)... some AT cases and old RLL cards... those things are so damm old you need to give money to actualy get them out of your way. 1 or 2 boxes for pure 'emotional purposes' is enough.
    worth a shot...dose anyne rember if CP/M used the same format for low density 5 1/4 as dos ?

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    bballad, it's different but there are programs and tutorials howto make CP/M disks on a DOS system. look at this link:
    http://www.herne.com/cpm
    http://www.herne.com/free.htm

    http://www.triousa.com/Convert/CPM/dcnvproc.htm

    Her you can get CP/M images:
    http://www.cpm.z80.de/changes.html

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    Its amazing and somewhat frightening that there are this many people keeping an old operating system going...I will get my old luggable working yet

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    Nothing wrong with an older OS, if it works, use it

    im not to old either so i wasnt around when these were standard systems but i do know my computer history. i think there still useful

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