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Old 14th Oct 2019, 6:27 pm   #1
Lennart Noetzel
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Default Sord Computer M68 System Disk

Hi!
Anyone could help me?
I need The System Disk form my old Sord Computer M68.
(SORD-OS,CP/M-68K,UCSD-Psystem)
I`ll pay.
Software for old Sord computer is hard to get.

Thanks!
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Old 14th Oct 2019, 6:46 pm   #2
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Hello Lennart - can't help you directly - I realise you are in Germany, but given the U.S. origins of the SORD I would think someone in this USA-centric vintage computer forum would be able to help you:-

http://www.vcfed.org/forum/forum.php

Apologies if you have already been there and drawn a blank.
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Old 14th Oct 2019, 6:53 pm   #3
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Actually, a search over there on 'Sord M68' brings up a ten year old post from Arjoll who is still a forum member here as well... so maybe we might be able to help after all?
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Old 14th Oct 2019, 7:17 pm   #4
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You could try over at the Retrogamer forum.
It caters for all old computer users and I am positive ive seen members who own them there and post info.
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Old 15th Oct 2019, 6:59 am   #5
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Thanks for the good suggestions,
I will do this.
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Old 15th Oct 2019, 8:33 pm   #6
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I have SORD FDOS and CP/M-68k for the M68, but not sure when I'll be able to fire up my working M68 to get them copied. I've never seen the P-System for the M68, although it was advertised as available.

If you haven't already, check https://www.sord.co.nz - the site is incomplete and wildly out of date, but there's info about my SORDs there!
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Old 15th Oct 2019, 8:37 pm   #7
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given the U.S. origins of the SORD
They weren't US, they were Japanese, founded by Takayohi Shiina in 1970. They were quite successful until the mid-1980s when he got on the wrong side of some of the Japanese establishment (entrepreneurs were not highly regarded), eventually being bought out by Toshiba.

https://www.sord.co.nz/sord-richestorags.html
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Old 15th Oct 2019, 8:53 pm   #8
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CP/M and its relatives were interesting - and problematic if only because of the way the base operating-system was written so as to make it really-easy to configure a vast slew of different peripherals such as floppy- and early hard-disks.

Different numbers of tracks/sectors, soft- or hard-formatted, single- or double-sided - back then there were loads of smallish disk-drive manufacturers all with their own preferred formats - and a similarly-small manufacturer of computers could get someone to write-up a P/M filestructure to handle them. Making life really difficult for those who - 40 years on - have to try and prepare a boot-disk!
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Old 15th Oct 2019, 8:58 pm   #9
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given the U.S. origins of the SORD
They weren't US, they were Japanese, founded by Takayohi Shiina in 1970.
I stand corrected, for some reason I've always had it in my head that SORD were a U.S. Marque.
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