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Topic: Backpack CD-ROM on XT
Pimped_Portable

Replies: 1
Views: 3452

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 7:12 pm   Subject: Backpack CD-ROM on XT
Okay, so I got this old Backpack drive I used to use with this junker Gateway 486 laptop that I threw away. It works, I know so because I used it to install OS/2 warp on my other laptop a few days ag ...
Topic: Question about zip drives
Pimped_Portable

Replies: 18
Views: 16279

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2005 1:44 am   Subject: Question about zip drives
I've heard elsewhere (where, I can't remember exactly) that the iomega DOS program for parallel zip is not compatible with 808x CPUs.

Does this also mean V20? I have no idea.
Topic: burning a new eeprom for updated XT bios.
Pimped_Portable

Replies: 3
Views: 5017

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 10:09 pm   Subject: burning a new eeprom for updated XT bios.
Is this the case? If so, maybe I'm looking at the wrong chip, but Upgrading and Repairing PCs only identifies one chip as the BIOS.
Topic: burning a new eeprom for updated XT bios.
Pimped_Portable

Replies: 3
Views: 5017

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 9:41 pm   Subject: burning a new eeprom for updated XT bios.
Now, I don't consider this warez now that we're in the days of flash bios images, so please be leanient with me...

I found two images of the 5/9/86 (last release) PC/XT BIOS and would like to burn ...
Topic: Windows 1983 Press Kit
Pimped_Portable

Replies: 2
Views: 3776

PostForum: Off-Topic Discussions   Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2005 1:50 pm   Subject: Re: Windows 1983 Press Kit
To own that would be prooty friggin sweet. I wish I had that.
Topic: Rat mod (80k picture)
Pimped_Portable

Replies: 4
Views: 4721

PostForum: Off-Topic Discussions   Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2005 1:41 pm   Subject: Rat mod (80k picture)
LOL, that's not a fire hazard...
Topic: Recommended hardware and reviews section
Pimped_Portable

Replies: 1
Views: 7063

PostForum: Website Development   Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:54 pm   Subject: Recommended hardware and reviews section
I think we should have a section for recommended hardware and reviews of hardware/software/books on the site.
Topic: Etherlink II TP 8-bit ISA cards - $9 on ebay!
Pimped_Portable

Replies: 1
Views: 4440

PostForum: Buy - Sell - Trade   Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:53 pm   Subject: Etherlink II TP 8-bit ISA cards - $9 on ebay!
Compatible with the WATTCP TCP/IP stack, I have one of these cards and they work GREAT in my XT hooked up to a wireless bridge.

Nice and cheap, these don't show up on ebay often, so grab one and fi ...
Topic: XT HD Problem
Pimped_Portable

Replies: 8
Views: 7524

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:56 pm   Subject: XT HD Problem
Agreed, Miniscribes are heaps of junk. You can put Rodime in there also.

Seagate, Quantum, and WD are the best brands to go with in my humble opinion.

I'm still baffled why the original ST-225 ...
Topic: Using a modern VGA monitor on old XT or similar
Pimped_Portable

Replies: 9
Views: 8656

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 2:44 am   Subject: Using a modern VGA monitor on old XT or similar
Aww drat, I'm not used to this guest posting crap. That was me in the last post.
Topic: XT HD Problem
Pimped_Portable

Replies: 8
Views: 7524

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 2:43 am   Subject: XT HD Problem
Oops, that last post was me again...
Topic: NEC V20
Pimped_Portable

Replies: 17
Views: 16711

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:54 am   Subject: NEC V20
Well, I have a 8mhz V20 chip sitting here that I put in once, and it does work in my Portable (albeit at only 4.77mhz)...however, Ive heard that it is semi-incompatible. Does anyone here use a V20 in ...
Topic: The mystical 8th XT slot
Pimped_Portable

Replies: 4
Views: 6634

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:47 am   Subject: The mystical 8th XT slot
Hey everyone...

I was just wondering if anyone knew, because I noticed a reference to it on here...is the 8th slot on a PC/XT a "special" slot? I ask for two reasons: One, in the post about monito ...
Topic: Monitors and Video Cards for IBM PC/XT
Pimped_Portable

Replies: 21
Views: 17260

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:29 am   Subject: Monitors and Video Cards for IBM PC/XT
Back on topic, I have something to add...
If you want to drive your stock IBM 5151 with real IBM parts, buy a real IBM EGA graphics card, they show up on eBay all the time. However, if you want to p ...
Topic: eliminating the need to reload command.com
Pimped_Portable

Replies: 5
Views: 5371

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 8:44 pm   Subject: eliminating the need to reload command.com
Let's not forget PC-DOS's "E" editor.
 

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