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frozenfire75i
October 20th, 2008, 04:38 PM
I would like to let everyone know about the Re-Grand Opening of Vintage IBM 5150...

The site is about 95% done, softwere page is still blank as of today but most everthing is there...

Let me know any and all feedback! A big thanks to Erik for hosting it!

http://vintageibm.vintage-computer.com/ be sure to see the about me page to know more about me......

Trixter
October 20th, 2008, 08:42 PM
Fantastic!! Thank you for restoring this valuable service. The downloadable tech ref and hardware maintenance are a real boon to restorers.

tezza
October 20th, 2008, 09:03 PM
I second that. This is a great Vintage resource. Well done.

Tez

paul
October 21st, 2008, 02:45 AM
Thanks for providing this resource! I'll enjoy reading the magazine articles.

-Paul

mbbrutman
October 21st, 2008, 06:58 AM
I have used my moderator super powers to correct the title from 'Vitnage' to 'Vintage' ... ;-0

strollin
October 21st, 2008, 07:58 AM
I agree with others that say this is a great resource. I have the GTO for my 5150 but don't have the Tech Ref or HMS manual.

Any chance you could setup the docs, ads and magazine articles as on-line viewable pdf's? It might be nice if the pdf's for the manuals were searchable as well.

Good job regardless!

frozenfire75i
October 21st, 2008, 08:13 AM
Thanks, for all the kind words... Thanks for fixing that... I saw that after i hit ok!


I have used my moderator super powers to correct the title from 'Vitnage' to 'Vintage' ... ;-0

Good Ideal I will see about making the manual's serchable. With the ads and magazines I will have to play around and see what works best!



I agree with others that say this is a great resource. I have the GTO for my 5150 but don't have the Tech Ref or HMS manual.

Any chance you could setup the docs, ads and magazine articles as on-line viewable pdf's? It might be nice if the pdf's for the manuals were searchable as well.

Good job regardless!

frozenfire75i
October 21st, 2008, 09:21 AM
I posted some rare cool stuff on the Docs page be sure and check it out...

Erik
October 21st, 2008, 07:14 PM
I have used my moderator super powers to correct the title from 'Vitnage' to 'Vintage' ... ;-0

Show off. ;)

mbbrutman
October 21st, 2008, 08:10 PM
Had a Shiner Bock at Rudy's in Austin, TX two weeks ago.

That makes me a braggart now too. ;-)

Mike Chambers
October 21st, 2008, 10:29 PM
I have used my moderator super powers to correct the title from 'Vitnage' to 'Vintage' ... ;-0

vitnage > vintage

frozenfire75i
October 25th, 2008, 12:29 PM
Got some of the software page done... Check it out if U need any IBM Disks!

Mike Chambers
November 5th, 2008, 06:17 PM
that is a very nice website.. would be even cooler hosted on a 5150. :o

very possible. it doesn't really look graphics intensive. it would be easily fast enough and the coolness factor would be through the roof! props on a wonderful site.

frozenfire75i
November 5th, 2008, 08:01 PM
Thanks Mike I would love to be able to host that on a 5150!!!! How would I go about doing it?




that is a very nice website.. would be even cooler hosted on a 5150. :o

very possible. it doesn't really look graphics intensive. it would be easily fast enough and the coolness factor would be through the roof! props on a wonderful site.

per
November 5th, 2008, 11:19 PM
Thanks Mike I would love to be able to host that on a 5150!!!! How would I go about doing it?

One way would be with a 8-bit compatible Ethernet card and a pachet driver/stack...

The other way would be by using a dial-up modem, however, I don't really know anything special about how modems work.

Mike Chambers
November 6th, 2008, 01:17 AM
Thanks Mike I would love to be able to host that on a 5150!!!! How would I go about doing it?

well like per said, you'll need an 8-bit compatible ethernet card for starters. easy to find and inexpensive if you don't already have one. another alternative is a xircom parallel port ethernet adapter. those can be found for $10-$20 on ebay.

the better 8-bit compatible ISA cards imo include:
- NE1000/NE2000 or compatible
- intel etherexpress 8/16
- 3com 3c503

you'll have to load a packet driver for the particular card you use. from there, it's just a matter of what DOS HTTP server you wish to run. EZNOS2 is tried and true, but pretty outdated.

an alternative is: i have written a (i think anyway) pretty neat little HTTP/FTP server for DOS myself called QUIKSERV. it has a lot more features than EZNOS, including stuff like virtual domain hosting. (not that you would need that feature)

the FTP portion of it has a few bugs here and there but the HTTP works flawlessly for everybody i've talked to that has tried it. if you want more info on how to set either of these programs up, let me know. :)

frozenfire75i
November 7th, 2008, 06:56 AM
I have an AT 8 mhz I belive that i just got off ebay, still need to test fully!

I think that system would make a nice server... not an 5150 but very close. Only problem I see is my site is a few 100mb. much bigger then any stock AT drive. So would I need to upgrade my drive to host all my larger PDF files ect? Or would I just host the core site on the AT and then place the bigger files on a eriks server I have already?


well like per said, you'll need an 8-bit compatible ethernet card for starters. easy to find and inexpensive if you don't already have one. another alternative is a xircom parallel port ethernet adapter. those can be found for $10-$20 on ebay.

the better 8-bit compatible ISA cards imo include:
- NE1000/NE2000 or compatible
- intel etherexpress 8/16
- 3com 3c503

you'll have to load a packet driver for the particular card you use. from there, it's just a matter of what DOS HTTP server you wish to run. EZNOS2 is tried and true, but pretty outdated.

an alternative is: i have written a (i think anyway) pretty neat little HTTP/FTP server for DOS myself called QUIKSERV. it has a lot more features than EZNOS, including stuff like virtual domain hosting. (not that you would need that feature)

the FTP portion of it has a few bugs here and there but the HTTP works flawlessly for everybody i've talked to that has tried it. if you want more info on how to set either of these programs up, let me know. :)

per
November 7th, 2008, 10:18 AM
I have an AT 8 mhz I belive that i just got off ebay, still need to test fully!

I think that system would make a nice server... not an 5150 but very close. Only problem I see is my site is a few 100mb. much bigger then any stock AT drive. So would I need to upgrade my drive to host all my larger PDF files ect? Or would I just host the core site on the AT and then place the bigger files on a eriks server I have already?

With an AT, I thought you could insert one of the standard IDE/Floppy controllers... Maybe you need a TRS driver for it, if the BIOS doesn't have support.

Mike Chambers
November 7th, 2008, 05:17 PM
With an AT, I thought you could insert one of the standard IDE/Floppy controllers... Maybe you need a TRS driver for it, if the BIOS doesn't have support.

AT... is it a 286 then? because an 8088 would be painfully slow when you're trying to download a larger file. think in the under 10 KB/s range. my 286 running QUIKSERV sent at a very decent 50 KB/s from a hard drive. an 8088 would run the site pages and your images on it just fine. there would probably be a 5 or 6 second page load time from what i've seen of your site. but yeah, keep away from PDF on them!

like per said, if the system has a 16-bit ISA bus you can insert any ol' ISA IDE drive controller and use any ol' drive up to 8 GB i believe. (or larger, but you'd be limited to the first 8 GB)

frozenfire75i
November 7th, 2008, 08:50 PM
The IBM 5150 would be awsome to have as a webserver but it would not be really use-able or service-able... only can run vintage HDD's, I would hate to leave ST-412's ST-225's runing 24/7.

However with the AT (286) 8mhz, It is very do-able..... 16-bit bus for IDE HDD's lots more choice of network cards faster everthing.... When I get this AT setup and tested I will postback and get some help from ya'll making my server!





AT... is it a 286 then? because an 8088 would be painfully slow when you're trying to download a larger file. think in the under 10 KB/s range. my 286 running QUIKSERV sent at a very decent 50 KB/s from a hard drive. an 8088 would run the site pages and your images on it just fine. there would probably be a 5 or 6 second page load time from what i've seen of your site. but yeah, keep away from PDF on them!

like per said, if the system has a 16-bit ISA bus you can insert any ol' ISA IDE drive controller and use any ol' drive up to 8 GB i believe. (or larger, but you'd be limited to the first 8 GB)