Jim Langston wrote:
> 
> You've got to be joking me?  They supplied a machine with not enough memory to
> run the OS?

Yepppp. Engineers threw it over the wall, and early ships only had 4mb ,
if you didn't order extra.. There were MANY problems with this, and 
most folks were GIVEN 4mb extra, after a great deal of howling.... IT
would come up, but that's about it.... Remember... most early 400's
were to replace S/36's, so 4 meg was quite a chunk(Who knew ???)....

Just for the record.. 8mb remained the base memory for almost all
machines
up till the first RISC box 9402-400.... Larger boxes came with more but
8mb was the standard for thousands of machines.....
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