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newtonian
July 21st, 2006, 06:58 PM
Picked up an Eagle AVL and am trying to boot it. Have boot discs for an Eagle IIE, but they don't work in it. Either it's not compatible, or it requires a different boot disk, or I've got a broken computer.

Would anyone know what this boots to?

Haven't seen any of these for sale. Are they collectible?

Terry Yager
July 21st, 2006, 10:45 PM
Eagle made both CP/M and MSDOS machines. Do you know which OS it runs?

--T

CP/M User
July 22nd, 2006, 01:29 AM
Hang on, are you actually using an Eagle based machine?

I know very little about Eagle machines - Terry, do did they
make 8bit & 16bit computers?

I heard somewhere Eagle machines using CP/M-86 (or MSDOS I
guess) had a customary version of CP/M-86 (they weren't IBM
based computers) - that's all I know about them though.

A copy of CP/M-86 v1.1b is available for the Eagle Computer
here (http://www.cpm.z80.de/download/eaglecpm.zip).

CP/M User.

Terry Yager
July 22nd, 2006, 07:23 AM
Yes, they offerred many different models, some 8-bit, Z80 powered CP/M machines, and some 16-bit PC compatibles. My 1984 Sourcebook lists 14 different models available that year.

I can't find any info on the AVL, but the IIE is an 8-bit CP/M machine, so the bootdisks prob'ly won't work in another machine, even another Eagle model. I suspect that the AVL may be one of the PC-compatibles.

Newtonian: Have you tried booting from a DOS disk, or looked inside to determine the type of processor? Can you post any pix?

--T

newtonian
December 9th, 2007, 05:58 PM
Well, it's been awhile and I'm just dusting it off.

Still nothing to boot it with....