[vcf-midatlantic] DEC Rainbow 100+

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Mar 3 17:01:15 EST 2020


On 3/3/20 7:22 AM, Adam Michlin via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> Interesting. This a video we took when first booting the machine:
> 
> https://www.instagram.com/p/B86IsEwHV9v/
> 
> No menu.
> 
> The Columbia link says it could potentially run 3 OSes:  MS-DOS, CP/M-86
> (16-bit), and CP/M-80 (8-bit). That would make sense with C:, D: and E:.

  This is correct; I've run all three on a Rainbow.  I sold and serviced
them at an after-school job in the 80s in Lawrenceville, NJ.  But I have
zero recollection of how to select which OS to boot. :-(

  At least I can confirm the OS list above. ;)

              -Dave

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Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA


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