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Newcomers Forum • Can You Change Core Settings Before Starting the Core?

MISTerFPGA about 11 days ago

I've had situations with both the minimig core and the macplus core where I have them setup to boot from a hard drive image. Minimig booting into Workbench 1.3 and macplus booting from the macpack. However, there are times when I want to insert a disk and …

Other Computer / System Cores • monochrome civ 1 for mac plus

MISTerFPGA about 14 days ago

I know this is not warez-bb but i bet monochrome civ 1 for mac plus is hardly warez, i can find .sit, . zips and disk collections with 1.4 mb disks but not the version that must have exists since i seen the videos which should run on 400/800 byte disks or …

Amiga (Minimig) • How do I add new Amiga configs?

MISTerFPGA about 30 days ago

I mainly bought my Mister FPGA for Amiga emulation. Up till now I have only used it with AmigaVision but I am now looking to get a simpler setup that is more in line with how I used my Amiga A500 back in the day.I notice that with installing AmigaVision I …

GOTEK, PDP-11, and MicroVAX2

VCFed about 1 month ago

Hello All, I have a couple of systems that I am working with... one is a PDP-11/53 and the other is a MicroVAX2 (KA630 CPU), both in BA23 chassis. I have been experimenting with the GOTEK floppy emulator running the latest version of FlashFloppy, and I h …

Creating CPAM image for smartportsd HD on apple 2c ZRAM board

VCFed about 1 month ago

I recently hooked up smartportsd device to apple 2c that has ZRAM Utra 3 board installed. After patching the firmware to report images of size 800K as "DISK 3.5" floppy I was able to run CPAM60UF.com to make the image bootable to CPAM 5.1 on the …

Enta 486SX / Award V3.20-E Laptop won't work with any IDE drive....

VCFed about 1 month ago

Hi Everyone I've been tearing my hair out over this -virtually worthless- 486SX machine. It's a relatively boring laptop but I just wanted to get it working because it has such a lovely keyboard. It was originally cursed with a Conner CP30104H 3 …

Coaxing a Pentium II to use a CF adaptor

VCFed about 2 months ago

I have a Pentium II based PC for nostalgias sake, and I'd like to be able to get files onto it quickly from a more modern machine. After all, if I can pull off this trick with an XT (using a CF to 8bit ISA adaptor), or with a Mac G3 (using a StarTech …

486: XTIDE Universal Bios not loading on startup

VCFed about 2 months ago

I have had for the past few years this 486 (a dx-33) which has been relying on the XTIDE Universal Bios (sitting on a rom chip in a network card) to support the hard drive in the system. The hard drive is an 80 gig drive but is recognized as an 8 gig drive …

A20 issues with my 386

VCFed about 2 months ago

Yesterday, I set up my new 386 system using [this motherboard]. I have 8 mb RAM (two 4 mb SIMM cards). I am using a 128 mb compact flash card for hard drive, installing PC DOS 7.01 (aka PC DOS 2000) to use for operating system. I ran into my first problem …

New hard drive bonks my windows Install

VCFed about 2 months ago

I have a T30 Thinkpad which had its drive die a number of years back and I was forced to throw in any drive I had on hand to get it up and running again. Well I lost the Performance Lottery and must of picked the noisiest and slowest 40gb I've ever had to …

Micro PDP-11/23+ Gotek Flashfloppy Success

VCFed about 2 months ago

Finally got my Gotek with Flashfloppy to boot the PDP. The computer is a Micro-PDP11/23+ in a BA-23 case with M8189, M8067, and M8639-YA (an RQDX1). There is no hard drive but there is an RX-50 dual floppy. I've booted RT-11 in the past from a floppy an …

IBM ps2 P70 portable repair thread

VCFed about 2 months ago

So I have begun work on my iBM p70 portable now that my MCA hdd card came in. I wrote a reference diskette but it couldnt boot. Guess its been 5 years since I last tried it.. without a hard drive not much I could do. I read about the caps being bad and lea …

Looking for documentation: Toshiba Satellite A55-S106

VCFed about 2 months ago

Hi. It's been a while since I last posted here. I dug up this particular laptop recently, and I haven't had a lot of luck finding documentation for it. I was able to find an old user's manual that gave me an idea of the ports on the outside (RGB port, PC C …

Mac IIci parts, video cards, monitors for sale

VCFed about 2 months ago

I have a Mac IIci with a (I believe) ruined motherboard. The motherboard battery split while in storage and leaked, damaging components under the hard drive enclosure. The rest of the machine is in good shape. Except as noted, all parts listed were install …

Compaq LTE286

VCFed about 2 months ago

Hello A question for the COMPAQ experts... I have a working Compaq LTE286. But after a short time the image disappears and the hard drive only ticks. The Conner CP-4041 therefore needs to be replaced. But that disk is hard to find and probably (very) expe …
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Please help me with my rare Toshiba libretto 30CTK

VCFed about 2 months ago

Hello! Someone at work gave me this Toshiba Libretto 30CTK for free I'm trying to get it to work. It doesn't boot. It doesn't see the HDD. So i thought... okay, the hard drive is broken. But its not. I connected it via an adapter to my windows deskto …

Combining HDD LEDs

VCFed about 2 months ago

Just a quick (maybe stupid) question: can I connect the LED leads from, say, a hard drive card or a XT-IDE, to a Miniscribe drive's LED or is there a risk of damage or feedback into each others' circuitry? …

Digital hard drive DSP3107L

VCFed about 2 months ago

Hello, Is there a market for Digital DSP3107L SCSI hard drives and Adaptec FGT154XB ISA controller cards? If so, what is the value? I have two of these hard drives and one controller card. Thanks, Andy …
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IBM P70 Hard drive solutions

VCFed about 2 months ago

So i have an IBM P70 with. Dead hard drive and evwrything else on the unit is perfect. I stumbled across these cards. ... - ZZXIO Parallel Advanced Technology Attachmen …

Profile Hard Drive PSU giving low voltages, any usually suspect caps?

VCFed about 2 months ago

Hi all, (TL;DR: My Profile got more and more unreliable in the last two years: It worked fine two years ago, then sat for the better part of a year after which it required multiple power-off/power-on cycles to initialize properly. After an additional 20h …

Compaq SLT/286 Hard Drive Replacement

VCFed about 2 months ago

Picked up a Compaq SLT/286 a few months back, tested it briefly after I got it and found that the hard drive was either missing or non-functional (or it works and I just need to set it up, I can't remember). I set it aside as I did not have time to work on …

Choosing which XTIDE card to buy?

VCFed about 2 months ago

Heyo, I’m looking to replace the hard drive with a more modern Compact Flash option (maybe even sd?), but what should I be looking for? I see many options (like different versions of the XTIDE) and don’t know what I should get. Another thing, how woul …

Trying to reinstall OS X 10.3 on an eMac G4

VCFed about 2 months ago

(Wasn't sure which board to post this in, mods feel free to move this thread if necessary) Anyhow, picked up an eMac w/ a G4 processor from the thrift store a while back, and just getting around to wiping and reinstalling OS X. Wiping the hard drive went …

Toshiba T1200 restoration + 3inONEder install

VCFed about 2 months ago

Hello everyone, This time I want to share my experience with a T1200 repair/restoration project. I bought the laptop from eBay, it was a bit dusty and came with an original Toshiba power adapter. Thanks to this forum I knew this thing should be recapped th …