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June 8th, 2015, 03:02 PM
I need software disks to low level format an st4038 and a copy of the latest dos that will run on a ibm 5170 on 360k disks
i am willing to pay for this :) i am in the united states and my email addy is fennectech@gmail.com also i dont have a way to write disks so i need disks :)

June 9th, 2015, 01:24 AM
Are you aware that if you connect a 1.44M diskette drive to an IBM 5170 as the first drive, you can at least boot from a 720K sized DOS boot diskette.
You can see that being done in the procedure at [here (http://www.minuszerodegrees.net/5170/setup/5170_gsetup_720.htm)].

If your 5170 has the 11/15/85 BIOS (see [here (http://www.minuszerodegrees.net/5170/bios/5170_bios_revisions.htm)]), then your 5170 has the additional ability to boot from a 1.44M sized DOS boot diskette.

June 9th, 2015, 02:57 AM
I have DOS 5.0 and DOS 6.22 on 360K disks if you want either of those mailed to you.

June 9th, 2015, 11:06 AM
would 6.22 cause a problem with the ibm 5170? how much would it cost me?