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Altos ACS 8000 7s Z80A

ribbets

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It's dusty and there is a couple of screws missing out of the cover
I finished opening it up ..I thought they had two floopy but this one, only had one. WHAT do I need for a monitor and keyboard?? and the 7S in the serial number does not match up with any I've looked up online
 

Erik

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I'm not quite sure what the 7s means, but the system will hook up to just about any dumb terminal and/or a PC running a terminal program.

It may be a hard drive model if it only has the one floppy drive.
 

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Totally Fitting

Totally Fitting

Eriks web site was the one that got me to The Vintage Forum and also was my 100 posting to senior member:p
 

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WHAT do I need for a monitor and keyboard??
I imagine you can connect a serial terminal (or equivalent) to one of the serial ports on the back of the unit.
One of them is probably the console.

EDIT: console settings are likely to be 9600 8n1
 
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Mine is kinda buried at the moment and I don't recall the exact model number, but it does have the hard drive installed (hidden under the mainboard). I'll know more about it soon (I hope), now that I have a bootdisk (TNX, Erik!).

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Yo, Terry, guy i used to work for, has offered me an Altos 586 for free. He has had it since new!!

Take it?

What the heck is it?


Tony
 

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Yo, Terry, guy i used to work for, has offered me an Altos 586 for free. He has had it since new!!

Take it?

What the heck is it?


Tony

It's an 8086-based multi-user system, running Xenix or possibly a multi-user version of CP/M. It should be interesting to collect & play with. I used to have a 686, which is a 286 version. It ran Xenix until I accidently installed Concurrent CP/M/DOS on it one day. I can probably get mine back...mebbe I will...

--T
 

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Just powered up that ACS 8000-2A.
SOUNDS like it has a hard disk...

2 x 8" floppy drives. I swear I saw the lights dim... :D

Yo! Erik! Got some more bootdisks? :cool:


Tony
 

ribbets

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This one looks like a winter project.. Needs a cleaning and the floppy has that white buildup on the outside metal, that may need the dremmel wire brush and my new vacuum with the grounded head..
 
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