Subject: Re: Computers for East Timor
To: None <>
From: Christoph Kaegi <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/10/2001 21:08:13
On 2001.11.08 09:52, John Mccarthy wrote:

> We have collected quite a number of IBM PS/2 Type 8555 to send to East 

> These old computers have been donated and we are trying to get them 
> working. We cannot get into the BIOS or the hard disk to load programs. We 
> cannot even find a battery on the motherboard. We have got some to boot 
> from a DOS floppy by disconnecting the HDD - but have found it impossible 
> to format HDD.

I thought, they need a special floppy disk from IBM to get into
system configuration mode, maybe you find something on or 
calling ibm?

Or, if anyone still had such a floppy, he could dd and mail it to you.



Christoph Kaegi