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November 27th, 2006, 04:39 PM
Hello all,

I have a Genrad FutureData AMDS-FD-8085-48K machine that I have had for a long time now but have no software for at all. The machine is complete and runs as do the pair of 8" floppy drives, but I have not been able to locate a boot disk to date.

I was wondering if there is anyone out there with a boot disk for this machine so that I could see if indeed the machine is in working order.
This machine looks to be a very interesting S-100 type and is packed full of boards. These are development machines from 1978, the AMDS stands for "Advanced Microprocessor Development System". I have a copy of the User Manual this makes interesting reading.

All the best,

Terry Yager
November 27th, 2006, 05:07 PM
The bootdisk needed might be determined by the disk controller board, specifically, the ROM-based bootloader. Someone might be able to help if you'll post the make/model/ROM version/revision/etc of your floppy board.