Adding hard drive to Original IBM PC

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Keith Goolsbey

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Apr 12, 1993, 12:06:22 PM4/12/93
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I have an ORIGINAL IBM PC (not an XT or AT) that
has never had a hard drive. Questions:

[1] Do I need new BIOS to add a hard drive?
[2] Does anyone sell a complete package to do this?

Please e-mail me with suggestions. I only need to
add about a 20Meg or 40Meg hard drive.

Thanks

Keith Goolsbey
gool...@cs.utexas.edu

Michael Schuster

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Apr 12, 1993, 3:11:51 PM4/12/93
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In article <lsj4ru...@saltillo.cs.utexas.edu> gool...@cs.utexas.edu (Keith Goolsbey) writes:
>I have an ORIGINAL IBM PC (not an XT or AT) that
>has never had a hard drive. Questions:
>
>[1] Do I need new BIOS to add a hard drive?
>[2] Does anyone sell a complete package to do this?
>
>Please e-mail me with suggestions. I only need to
>add about a 20Meg or 40Meg hard drive.

Sent by mail too.
You need the 10/82 BIOS which has support for ROM BIOS extensions, such
as the ROM on a hard disk controller.

A 20 MB hard card, available for not much over $100, will do the trick
if you have the proper BIOS date. Use Norton SI or similar program to
find out.
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R.v.Kampen

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Apr 15, 1993, 1:47:42 PM4/15/93
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In article <C5DxB...@panix.com> schu...@panix.com (Michael Schuster) writes:
>In article <lsj4ru...@saltillo.cs.utexas.edu> gool...@cs.utexas.edu (Keith Goolsbey) writes:
>>I have an ORIGINAL IBM PC (not an XT or AT) that
>>has never had a hard drive. Questions:
>>
>>[1] Do I need new BIOS to add a hard drive?
>>[2] Does anyone sell a complete package to do this?
>>
>>Please e-mail me with suggestions. I only need to
>>add about a 20Meg or 40Meg hard drive.
>
>Sent by mail too.
>You need the 10/82 BIOS which has support for ROM BIOS extensions, such
>as the ROM on a hard disk controller.
>
>A 20 MB hard card, available for not much over $100, will do the trick
>if you have the proper BIOS date. Use Norton SI or similar program to
>find out.
you also need to set the correct switch settings on your xt
controller, which can be a pain, since most pc's don't come with
proper docs for all hardware contained inside it.

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