[vcf-midatlantic] VCF museum machines in need of TLC

Ethan Dicks ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Fri Aug 13 18:31:33 UTC 2021

On Fri, Aug 13, 2021 at 2:20 PM Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 13, 2021 at 12:15 AM Bill Degnan via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> > It might be useful to verify software is 1000 compatible, not all boot on a
> > 1000.
> Yes. As the docent found some software crashed which is likely due to
> incompatibility.

Some stuff, especially after 1986, requests FAST RAM, which will crash
an unexpanded A1000.  It was a problem back then too.  The program
might not need more than 512K total, but the programmer made a request
specifically for FAST RAM when there was none, so you got a Guru


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