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Offline Pantman

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New user : need SxSI boot disk (or alternative)
« on: June 20, 2017, 06:45:22 am »
Hi there,

I finally picked up an x68000 ACE from Yahoo Auction on a recent trip to Japan. One of my hobbies is repairing old video game and arcade hardware, so I got a broken one for ¥6000 which has a MIDI interface, and 1MiB expansion. I also picked up a keyboard and an Roland MT-32.

I opened it up, and replaced the power capacitors. The battery was dead and leaking, and some traces nearby were broken. I've ordered a new battery, which should arrive this week. I'll repair the traces once the new battery is in.

My next problem will be getting the thing to boot. I have an SCSI2SD board, which I intend to use in the x68000. However, I currently have no way of writing 5.25" floppy disks. I also don't have a desktop PC (I use a Mac at home).

Does anyone know where I can order a SxSI boot disk? I live in the UK.

I'm really looking forward to getting this up and going. I work in a very geek oriented office, and am looking forward to showing this off to all the old Amiga fanboys! 8)

Thanks!

Offline kamiboy

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Re: New user : need SxSI boot disk (or alternative)
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2017, 04:18:09 pm »
Try asking on various fb Japanese PC groups, such as Computer Otaku.

Offline SuperDeadite

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Re: New user : need SxSI boot disk (or alternative)
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2017, 09:06:53 pm »
Anyone with an HDD/CF/SD setup can write this disk for you.
I'd be happy to make one but, I live in Japan, and sending such a simple disk
overseas seems a bit silly.

Offline Pantman

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Re: New user : need SxSI boot disk (or alternative)
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2017, 05:58:00 pm »
Hi guys,

Thanks very much for the offers of help! SuperDeadite - if no one can help in the UK, would it be possible to make me a disk? I don't mind paying for shipping etc. I'm afraid I don't yet know anyone with an x68000 in the UK...

Many thanks!

Offline neko68k

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Re: New user : need SxSI boot disk (or alternative)
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2017, 01:51:10 am »
There have been UK users here in the past. I don't know where they all went ;_;

Offline kamiboy

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Re: New user : need SxSI boot disk (or alternative)
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2017, 02:51:43 am »
I live in the EU and I have one of these disks in the mail on its way to me. I have very few working 5"  floppy disks and I am not much for letting one of these precious things out of my hand, but I guess I could make a copy of the disk and mail it to the UK if no one else can.

Offline Pantman

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Re: New user : need SxSI boot disk (or alternative)
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2017, 06:42:48 am »
Hi Guys,

Thanks for your help. I managed to find a friend who has a PC with and old 5.25" floppy drive. He's written the disks for me now.

Thank you!!!