Computer Village board / LVL Dos / 1797 FDC

Computer Village board / LVL Dos / 1797 FDC

Post by David Hawkin » Sun, 04 May 2003 01:45:30



I've been collecting old BBC hardware for a good few years now but I've come
across something new!

I am used to seeing the 8271 FDC or the 1770/1772 FDC in the BBC-B.
I am now faced witjh a 1797 FDC on a special board made by 'computer
village'.
There is also a ROM board installed made by the same people.
The DFS seems to be 'LVL Dos' and help gives 'Double Density 0.91f'.

Does anyone have any info on this set up?
I had a Watford 1.44 dfs lying around and tried this as a replacement for
the LVL Dos which doesn't seem to friendly.
Unfortunately it did not work.  I wasn't really surprised as this DFS is
8271 based, but I do hope that the a 1770 type DFS will act as a direct
replacement.
I will have to my eprom blower out to check this though.

Any thoughts or info would be gratefully received.
Thanks for your help.

David Hawkins
Solihull.

 
 
 

Computer Village board / LVL Dos / 1797 FDC

Post by Colin McDonag » Mon, 05 May 2003 03:00:45




Quote:> There is also a ROM board installed made by the same people.

I may have a manual for the ROM board, it was quite a good board, in that
it had ROM sockets and 16k of battery backed RAM. Not sure if I still have
it though, I'll have to look at my dads house.

Colin.

 
 
 

Computer Village board / LVL Dos / 1797 FDC

Post by Craig Bento » Tue, 06 May 2003 06:12:42




Quote:> I've been collecting old BBC hardware for a good few years now but I've come
> across something new!

Not connected in any way with this - I've got a BBC Master 128 manufactured
by Oak Computers. It has a metal processor box with two floppy drives and a
separate keyboard - finished in light grey. The keyboard has its own special
interface board which is quite a beast. My dad uses it regularly as he's
stuck in a Wordwise+ groove.

Craig.

 
 
 

Computer Village board / LVL Dos / 1797 FDC

Post by David Hawkin » Tue, 06 May 2003 07:24:28





> > I've been collecting old BBC hardware for a good few years now but I've
come
> > across something new!

> Not connected in any way with this - I've got a BBC Master 128
manufactured
> by Oak Computers. It has a metal processor box with two floppy drives and
a
> separate keyboard - finished in light grey. The keyboard has its own
special
> interface board which is quite a beast. My dad uses it regularly as he's
> stuck in a Wordwise+ groove.

> Craig.

The 8 - bit software site has a number of pictures of unusual acorn
computers ( a couple of mine are there).
You should take some digital pics and send them in. http://8bs.com/

And thanks for the reply's guys.

David Hawkins

 
 
 

Computer Village board / LVL Dos / 1797 FDC

Post by Dave Wisni » Wed, 07 May 2003 02:19:48




>> I've been collecting old BBC hardware for a good few years now but I've come
>> across something new!

>Not connected in any way with this - I've got a BBC Master 128 manufactured
>by Oak Computers. It has a metal processor box with two floppy drives and a
>separate keyboard - finished in light grey. The keyboard has its own special
>interface board which is quite a beast. My dad uses it regularly as he's
>stuck in a Wordwise+ groove.

>Craig.

Microdigital's David Atkins was Oak!
--
With very best wishes
=====================
Dave Wisnia
(At home)
 
 
 

Computer Village board / LVL Dos / 1797 FDC

Post by Chris Evan » Thu, 08 May 2003 20:10:54






> >> I've been collecting old BBC hardware for a good few years now but I've come
> >> across something new!

> >Not connected in any way with this - I've got a BBC Master 128 manufactured
> >by Oak Computers. It has a metal processor box with two floppy drives and a
> >separate keyboard - finished in light grey. The keyboard has its own special
> >interface board which is quite a beast. My dad uses it regularly as he's
> >stuck in a Wordwise+ groove.

> >Craig.

> Microdigital's David Atkins was Oak!

To be more precise he was one of the Directors of OAK, there were others
also active within OAK Ltd.

Chris Evans

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