NOTE: The Microsoft Chart 2.02 disk below is not an original distribution disk.
The disk image contains “SPERRY Personal Computer MS-DOS 2.11 version 1.11 Copyright 1981,82,83 Microsoft Corp.” with a COMMAND.COM dated “3-16-87”. It boots but then crashes when COMMAND.COM attempts to display the current date.
COMMAND.COM appears to be loaded too high in conventional memory, because it builds the current date string above segment 0xA000, so when it attempts to print that string, DOS finds only garbage (0xFF bytes, and no terminating $). This suggests that either there is a mismatch between the IBMBIO.COM, IBMDOS.COM and COMMAND.COM files on this disk, or that there is something special about the BIOS found on a SPERRY computer that is critical to booting these files.
I’m sure with further debugging we could find out one way or the other, but let’s leave that for another day. It’s not clear it’s really worth the effort. To start, the IBMBIO.COM, IBMDOS.COM and COMMAND.COM files should be placed onto their own MS-DOS disk image and archived appropriately. A search for the rest of the SPERRY OEM distribution files should also be conducted.
[PCjs Machine "ibm5170"]
Waiting for machine "ibm5170" to load....
Volume in drive A has no label Directory of A:\ IBMBIO COM* 7321 7-17-84 12:00p IBMDOS COM* 17092 8-28-84 12:00p CHART COM 43858 5-23-86 12:00p MC COD 98784 5-23-86 12:00p MC SYS 44848 5-23-86 12:00p MC DAT 22960 5-23-86 12:00p MC HLP 67628 5-23-86 12:00p CENSUS 1724 5-23-86 12:00p FONTLIST 214 5-23-86 12:00p CHART PIF 369 5-23-86 12:00p EXAMPLE1 MC 3609 5-23-86 12:00p EXAMPLE2 MC 2543 5-23-86 12:00p EXAMPLE3 MC 4149 5-23-86 12:00p MC INI 183 3-28-15 12:20p HP7475A GPD 3303 3-16-87 10:14a COMMAND COM 16229 3-16-87 10:14a PARKS 1146 3-17-87 10:06a 17 file(s) 335960 bytes 16384 bytes free