Suprise delivery this week from the guy I acquired the AViiON 5500 from, he found a keyboard, some further documentation and two tapes one for DG/UX 5.4.2 and AViiON Diagnostics Rev 13 (12.60). You can take a look at the inside of this machine and follow its restoration by clicking here.
Having had another batch of Data General PCB’s delivered today I thought it best to start to take stock of what I have ‘in the shed’ just in case something is of interest to someone but more importantly to ensure I don’t buy something I already have (my memory is not what it used to […]
Another new project has landed today – a Data General Desktop. Having had a quick look inside it appears to be a DG10/SP model with Winchester, Floppy and Tape. I believe it is capable of running CP/M, RDOS or AOS. You can take a look at the inside of this machine and follow its restoration […]
When I embarked on this hobby I made a pact with myself to stick to the ‘proprietary‘ Data General CPU’s e.g. the native Nova/Eclipse and MV machines, however recently I stumbled across an Motorola 88110 based AViiON server and intrigue got the better of me when the owner confirmed that it had a full set of […]
One thing that has genuinely surprised me is how much ex Data General people want to help with physical items for a restoration and with how much information they remember about kit they worked on many years ago! VIP Alexandre made contact with me completely out of the blue and offered to send me the […]