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

william degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Mon Mar 28 14:21:32 EDT 2016


3.1 is 386 but really 486

Bill Degnan
twitter: billdeg
vintagecomputer.net
On Mar 28, 2016 11:28 AM, "J. Alexander Jacocks via vcf-midatlantic" <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> 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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