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TA Alphatronic PC
« on: August 15, 2012, 09:50:14 PM »
You can download the manual for this rare beastie here:-

http://www.retrocomputermuseum.co.uk/Manuals/TA_Alphatronic_PC/TA_Manual.pdf

Many thanks to Ian Gledhill for the scans of this one. :)
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Re: TA Alphatronic PC
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2012, 01:26:23 AM »
You can download the manual for this rare beastie here:-

http://www.retrocomputermuseum.co.uk/Manuals/TA_Alphatronic_PC/TA_Manual.pdf

Many thanks to Ian Gledhill for the scans of this one. :)

Would perhaps be a good idea to upload to bitsavers.org ?

Cheers.

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Re: TA Alphatronic PC
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 01:26:17 AM »
The technical reference manual is available here http://81.105.120.101/alphatronic/

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Re: TA Alphatronic PC
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2018, 01:00:11 PM »
Does anyone know how to obtain CP/M boot disks  for the TA Alphatronic PC?

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Re: TA Alphatronic PC
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2018, 01:32:22 PM »
Download files from

http://bitsavers.trailing-edge.com/bits/Alphatronic/CPM/
OR

https://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/www.bitsavers.org/bits/Alphatronic/CPM/

A 40 track bootable disk, it is 16 sectors. 

You need a 40 track drive (360k) on the PC to write the disk.  If you have a 1.2MByte drive you can do it but need to add the -d option and start from a new 5.25 inch 40 track disk - or use a bulk eraser.

You will need SAMDisk, available on the internet
http://simonowen.com/samdisk/
then the commands are like

SAMdisk format -c40 -h2 -s16 -z1 -b1 -g54  b: 

SAMdisk copy newsys.imd b: