Wanted List

The following is a list of documentation, software and hardware wanted by the OS/2 Museum. Donations are most welcome (the OS/2 Museum is happy to pay for shipping costs from anywhere in the world), although a reasonable price can always be negotiated.


Either electronic or paper form is welcome. If necessary, the OS/2 Museum can convert images to PDF (with or without OCR).

  • VESA Local Bus (VL-BUS) specification version 1.0
  • Any PCI Local Bus Specification prior to 2.0
  • PCI Local Bus Specification, Revision 2.0
  • Intel 420TX and/or 420ZX datasheet (unabridged)
  • Original VESA VBE 1.x Specifications (not just ASCII text)
  • IBM 386SLC and 486SLC data books
  • ICS11614 aka Gravis GF1 documentation
  • Crystal Semiconductor CS4289 datasheet
  • Detailed information about Yamaha OPL2/OPL3 “LSI Test” registers.


  • MS OS/2 2.0 SDK (any version, 1990)
  • Windows 3.0 DDK (1990)
  • Microsoft Programmer’s Library 1.2 and older (circa 1990)
  • Microsoft C 5.0 (1987)
  • IBM OS/2 2.0 pre-release builds older than 2.0 LA (1991 or older)
  • Intel ASM86 assembler version 1.0 (anything older than V2.0, circa 1979)
  • Watcom C 6.0 or 6.5 (1988)
  • Watcom C 7.0 (16-bit, circa 1989)
  • Watcom C 8.0 (16 and 32-bit, 1990)
  • Solaris 2.5.1 PowerPC compiler (WorkShop 4.2 for PowerPC)
  • Original Solaris 7 Intel edition (FCS, not updated)


  • Working Cyrix Cx486DRx2 CPU
  • 4 to 8 1MB SIPP modules
  • Roland SCD-15/SCB-55


A list of already acquired items. Over time, this section ought to get longer and the rest shorter!

  • Intel Family Binary Compatibility Specification 2 (iBCS2). Intel order number 468366-001. Purchased on Amazon, ISBN 0-07-031219-2 (published by McGraw-Hill). Does not reference Intel order number!
  • Texas Instruments 486 SXL2-50 (similar to Cx486DRx2). Purchased on eBay.
  • Cyrix FasMath CX-83D87-40. Purchased on eBay.


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8 Responses to Wanted List

  1. Jacob S. Preciado says:

    I surf your page, and I have a collection on CPU’s, and use some of this in a old’s PC’s, from 1994 with it contain a functional Cyrix Cx486DRx2 family model, this 66Mhz. K2LR533P.

  2. jack says:

    There is real MS-DOS 4.00 i not talk about multitasking MS-DOS 4.0 is online.
    Is version MS-DOS 4.00 called MS-DOS 4.0 Sampo Oem date 8-3-1988.
    There was post be 6 disks in MS-DOS 4.00 Sampo Oem but there was 5 disk also make setup MS-DOS 4.00 incomplete without disk number 6. Website called Old-Dos.Ru restore original MS-DOS 4.0 Sampo Oem. MS-DOS 4.00 Sampo Oem is complete. To Setup MS-DOS 4.00 go to Disk 1 type Select(Setup) Setup ask you create Select Copy(Blank Disk). After that Setup want Install Disk is Disk 5 and Dosshell is Disk 6 now Setup Complete. After Setup it will boot to DOSSHELL.

    This is download link for complete MS-DOS 4.00 Sampo OEM

  3. dosfan says:

    WinWorld may have some of that software, for example Microsoft C 5.0 is here:

    I suggest adding multitasking MS-DOS 4.10 to the list.

  4. Michal Necasek says:

    That’s unfortunately an incomplete archive of MS C 5.0 (but right now I can’t even download it to check).

  5. Louis Ohland says:

    Looking for a copy of “SurePath Bios Manual document S68X- 2341-02 IBM 1992 ”

    which is the flash BIOS used on the late “PS/2” systems. FAIK, it was an IBM-Phoenix effort. I checked the Internet Archive http://www.surepath.ibm.com, got four? utilities, and that was it.

  6. dosfan says:

    S68X-2341 is the book number for the IBM Personal System/2 and Personal Computer BIOS Interface Technical Reference. The last version I have is from September 1991 and that does not mention anything about the SurePath BIOS.

    SurePath was a joint IBM-Phoenix development but I believe it started in 1993. The IBM PC Series computers (circa 1995) which came after the PS/2 and ValuePoint systems used the SurePath BIOS.

  7. Top19 says:

    Just stumbled on this blog today. Thanks so much for making this and maintaining it. I’m in my 20’s at Oracle and really have a passion for computer history / tech history / tech business history.

    I actually have a copy of Solaris 7 at my desk at work, but I’m almost positive it’s for SPARC though. That being said I found it at this place when I was out in San Francisco (I don’t live anywhere near there): http://www.weirdstuff.com/. I don’t think their online inventory reflects their physical inventory as they must have had 100-200 boxes of Solaris…

  8. Michal Necasek says:

    I know of Weirdstuff, although I still haven’t managed to visit their Sunnyvale store.

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