[vcf-midatlantic] Compaq Portable III diag/setup disk

Ian Primus ian.primus.ccmp at gmail.com
Fri Apr 27 20:55:48 EDT 2018

Yes, 1.2mb floppy. Had you asked earlier this would have been no
problem for me to bring, but I won't have a chance to get it before
this weekend.

The settings won't stay anyway, because the battery is flat in the
NVRAM module that keeps them. Fixing this isn't that big a deal, but,
again, I'm not going to have access to my stock of parts between now
and the time I'm there this weekend. I might be able to cobble
something together with parts that we have there, however. Also, the
Portable III the museum had that I tested most recently had a hosed up


On Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 8:39 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>>> 1.2mb floppy I assume?
> I believe so, but someone should answer who knows more than me about such
> things.
> On Fri, Apr 27, 2018, 8:36 PM Jason Perkins <perkins.jason at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 1.2mb floppy I assume?
>> On Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 8:34 PM Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>>> For anyone going to the workshop this weekend: I may need a
>>> diagnostics/setup disk for the Compaq Portable III. Can someone find that
>>> image and bring it on 5.25 floppy?
>>> Also, TIL: Portable III and Portable 386 are different machines. Got
>>> myself
>>> confused by the naming. The one I need to get working this weekend is the
>>> III because it has the "backpack" for add-on cards.
>> --
>> Jason Perkins 313 355 0085 Sent from my iPhone

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