The Catweasel MK1 and the QT242 combination seems to work well. I took the 8”
MSDOS disk I created this morning, made an image of it, wrote it back to a
blank disk and it booted. Running Norton Disk Doctor on it resulted in no
I have four “non critical” disks from this system – says “Utilities”, “Norton
Utilities”, “DOS SSSD” and “DOS DSDD” that I will image next and use Dave’s
conversion tool to get them into the IMD format so I can view the contents.
Ahhh, good progress. I need a beer as a reward!
On 8/12/17, 11:48 AM, "Richard Cini" <rich.c...@verizon.net> wrote:
I spent a bit of time on this yesterday. I have four QT242s (all were NOS
but two had broken plastic disk guides). It turns out that the only drive that
works is one of the ones with broken plastic. So, I did a little swapping,
connected it to my PC/AT and I now have MS-DOS 6.22 on an 8” floppy.
Now, on to imaging. I located my Catweasel card – a CW ISA model. I also
downloaded CW2DMK from Tim Mann so I want to play with that tonight. Even
though the image format isn’t what I’d prefer, at least I want to try to image
and re-create the MSDOS disk just to see if it all works.
I would still like to find a spare 8” drive of some sort – time to troll
ePay or maybe if someone on-list has a decent spare I can buy, please contact
More to come – still lots of work to do on the Tarbell controller.
On 8/10/17, 1:00 PM, "cctalk on behalf of Al Kossow via cctalk"
<cctalk-boun...@classiccmp.org on behalf of email@example.com> wrote:
for someone else's opinion of the Qume PsOS
On 8/10/17 9:57 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
> On 8/10/17 9:25 AM, camiel.vanderhoeven--- via cctalk wrote:
>> My workhorse 8" drives are some Ye-Data half-height ones. I still
have about a dozen of them as NOS.
> Glad they work out for you. Fairlight people like them, so I've been
giving them away to them.
> I wont' try to recover anything I care about on those.