[vcf-midatlantic] Help needed: PS/2 or a clone

J. Alexander Jacocks jjacocks at gmail.com
Mon Mar 28 11:27:57 EDT 2016

I can provide a PS/2 model 30 286.  I'll check it out, and load Windows 3.1.

Contact me, off-list.

- Alex

On Sun, Mar 27, 2016 at 11:37 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> Adam and I attempted to set up a computer for the Win 3.1 museum exhibit.
> It didn't go so well...
> We tested a clone 386 (one that was in our warehouse expressly for this
> purpose) but its HDD was DOA.
> Then we tested half a dozen variants of IBM PS/2. Only one of them had a
> working HDD, but it's an 8086 which is below the 3.1 minimum
> specifications. We could not put that drive into the clone 386 because the
> drive uses an ESDI connecter.
> We probably have a suitable drive in the warehouse, but it was taking too
> much time -- we cant stop to restore a machine with the big show looming.
> There is no time between now and then (museum beta opening) for us to spend
> time gathering the right parts and all.
> Can someone loan us a ready-to-go 286 or 386 with 3.1 already installed
> and tested? We'll put it in the museum for the show weekend and then we
> will determine a museum-owned solution later.

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