[LMB] OT: Moldy Oldies

David McMillan skyefire at skyefire.org
Tue May 9 20:36:06 BST 2006


David McMillan wrote:
> Peter H. Granzeau wrote:
> 
>> All three of these computers suffered from one major disadvantage:  
>> incompatible disk media (an 80 track single sided floppy disk), for 
>> which DEC refused to supply a formatting program.  They expected users 
>> to buy preformatted disks from DEC.  I owned a TRS-80 Model 4 at the 
>> time and could have formatted those disks (I had a pair of 80 track 
>> double sided disk drives and a program that could format anything up 
>> to but not including a pizza).
> 
> 
>     WARNING:  Media does not Chicago Multi-layer formatting. 
> (A)bort/(R)etry/(E)at?

	Gaaah.  That was supposed to read "does not SUPPORT Chicago".  Grr.  Argh.






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