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    SubjectRe: NO ROM BASIC
    On Fri, 4 Dec 1998, Gerhard Mack wrote:

    > Actually that error means it can'y find a bootable device.
    > It dates mack to the early XT. Perhapse the boot block got corrupted...
    >
    > The early XTS would looks for basic in rom if they couldn't find a
    > bootable device, if none then that error came up. some of the bios
    > maufacturers still keep that message for some unknown reason.

    I have an original 1981 IBM PC which has the ROM Basic. It was removed
    (along with the tape interface) in the later IBM XT model. IIRC the XT
    also had twin 360k floppy drives instead if a single drive.

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