Re: Hacking a Commodore PC10-III

From: Anders Carlsson <>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 08:25:59 +0200
Message-ID: <164FA516578045D68091379ED67D9C63@ryds>
Didier Derny wrote:

> Commodore and PC ... contradiction the terms...

I still think it would've been a smash hit if Commodore already around 
1982/83 had developed an IBM PC compatible with a PET hardware emulation ISA 
board and obviously also floppy drives capable of reading both 4040, 8050, 
8250 and PC formatted 360K floppy disks. They may have thrown in a SID chip 
too, just to show off like they did in the CBM-II series. However I don't 
know how the CBM-900 or Amiga Lorraine lines would have fitted in this 
scenario where Commodore already would be producing PC compatibles with full 
PET compatibility.

Regarding the XT-IDE, I bought two kits but after soldering them none 
worked. One boots up but doesn't detect any HDD, the other card doesn't even 
boot up. I chalk that down to my 50% success rate when it comes to 
soldering, although I'm sure they can be fixed somehow.

Best regards

Anders Carlsson

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