View Full Version : Octave Systems?

June 28th, 2006, 11:30 AM
Found an IBM PC clone during Neighborhood Cleanup about 2 years ago,. Don't know anything about it, other than it looks almost exactly like the original IBM PC, & has a label on the front of it that says "Octave Systems". Can anyone give me some info on this machine?

June 28th, 2006, 12:39 PM
It's just a clone. There was plenty of machines like that.
They used IBM's case, looking like IBM monitor, 2 half height drives and 20 Meg harddrive (also half height).
You tried to turn it on? Do you have proper monitor?

June 28th, 2006, 03:16 PM
Mine doesn't have a Hard Drive, & It boots up. Where the drives HD or DD? Because I only have MS-DOS on HD disks...

June 28th, 2006, 04:36 PM
If you don't know, make an effort to try to find out. You need to look at the model number on the drive, search the Internet, and do some reading.

Ask if you can't figure it out after you've made an effort ..

June 28th, 2006, 10:35 PM
Your drivers are full-height or half-height?
Try these disks and you will find out.
I guess that FDD is DD, because even clones haven't HD drives often.

June 29th, 2006, 02:43 PM
They're half-height.

June 30th, 2006, 01:11 AM
So you tried running them from HD DOS disks?
If your FDDs are perfectly calibrated they should read 360kB disk written in HD drive.

June 30th, 2006, 05:41 AM

Please stop the discussion until the original poster opens the machine and looks at the drives in question. There really is no need to keep going on about whether the drives are double density or high density if the answer is as easy as getting the model number and doing a search.