Re: CBM900 hard disk timeout

From: Marko Mäkelä <>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 16:29:58 +0300
Message-ID: <20141008132957.GC5512@x60s>
On Wed, Oct 08, 2014 at 02:10:14PM +0200, Michał Pleban wrote:
>So I have now a working controller and a working disk (too bad I cannot 
>put it in the C900 case since it is full-height, not half-height as the 
>MiniScribe). The only thing missing now are the Coherent installation 
>disks :-)

Heh, this brings up memories of a noisy 40 MiB MiniScribe IDE drive 
(PATA in more modern language) and a set of 5.25" installation floppies 
for Coherent on x86.

I know, wrong bus and wrong CPU. :)

I might still have the floppies somewhere. They were my first exposure 
to *nix. I switched to Linux in 1993 (TAMU, SLS, Slackware, Debian) and 
dual-booted with MS-DOS until 1996 or so.

On a more serious note, maybe you should try to get a disk image out of 
a working C900. If that is feasible, it might be simplest to just dump 
it over a serial line with "od" or "cat".


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