[rescue] Altos 886 Xenix needed (I'm begging again)

Walter Belgers walter+rescue at belgers.com
Fri Jan 17 02:07:10 CST 2003

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
> I'm still looking for Xenix load floppies for an Altos 886.
> I'd also need the diagnostic floppy that has the hd low level formatter.

I have an Altos 886 with one floppy, which is labelled as startup disk
(it's a copy). It had errors on it last time I tried to transfer the
floppy image to CDROM. But, you could try and see if it still works good
enough.. Download the image at http://www.friet.org/xenixboot.dd

I also have a QIC tape labelled 'backup'. I don't know with what program
it was created. It might still contain sensitive information.

I 'string'-ed the following from the bootdisk:
              a.  Install XENIX for the first time on your computer
              b.  Upgrade your computer system to XENIX version 3.2f
              c.  Restore data to the hard disk from cartridge tape
              d.  Shut down the system
              e.  Exit to the XENIX shell

So maybe this in combination with the backup tape should get you a clone
of my system. If you also have a 40MB harddrive that is.

Walter Belgers         "Si hoc signum legere potes, operis boni in rebus
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