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Zendal Darkman
August 30th, 2007, 03:52 AM
(Thanks to the members of the forum for this fantastic resource)

I recently came across a osborne1 at a museum (not a computer one!), and they were using it to demonstrate what a lab in the 1970s would look like (ten internet points for those to spot an issue with this!!)

the Osborne was "working", but was asking for a boot/system disk (or similar message).

I came across this thread
which pointed me in the direction of teledisk and a few images to go with it.

What is the hardware/OS do I need to burn the images?


August 30th, 2007, 08:15 AM
ooh..ooh ::raises hand:: Using an 80's computer to represent a 70's lab. ::grabs internet points::

I haven't used the teledisk program myself but from the looks of it, it looks like you just need a dos compatable system and a 5.25 floppy drive probably.

- John

In fact I may need to do that soon myself since the osborne disks I bought last are completely damaged from sun or water or something odd.

August 31st, 2007, 04:31 PM
See also http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/showthread.php?t=4557

August 31st, 2007, 06:15 PM
Doesn't look like there's any reason for me to stick my nose, but of course, I will!

Yep, a true 360K drive and DOS will get 'er done!

I've used teledisk a fair amount and I personally think it's great for archiving disk images and then recreating diskettes from those images.

I keep a 400 MHz machine running Win 98SE with a 5.25" 360K drive. I shutdown/reboot to DOS and I'm in business.

Great way to archive any old software that will surely degrade with the passing years.

Zendal Darkman
September 3rd, 2007, 04:43 AM
Thanks for the responses, I am now in a position where I can give this a go.

FM "barythrin" gets the ten internet points :-)