Thanks for the welcome
I cloned the original partitions already, onto my large desktop 'complilation of clones' drive - which I can't boot the laptop from of course - but the data is saved at least. Hmm.. I'll have to see if I can locate a spare 2.5" IDE drive to play with.
I didn't image the drive entirely, from sector 0 to the end (if that's even possible?), but rather cloned the 2 original drive partitions just as partitions.
One question though, if I copy the cloned partition with the OS onto a new drive, what will happen to the bootsector or MBR? Does it go along for the ride onto the new drive, or is it considered separate from the cloned partition. Like, if I just paste the main OS partition onto a blank new drive and plug it in the T23, will it boot by itself? Do I have to do anything to point to its location?
Also, is there anything useful in the IBM-Services 700MB partition that came with the computer? I can't seem to run anything from it even if I wanted to - there's no .exe anywhere. Is it recommended to keep it?