Cromemco boot disk maker & images are available
cube1 at charter.net
Sat Apr 30 10:09:30 CDT 2005
Thanks a bunch. I have been really busy the past couple of weeks, but hope
to fire up my Z-2 and give this a try over the next week or two.
At 04:16 PM 4/16/2005 -0400, Dave Dunfield wrote:
>I've just posted my utility which allows you to make Cromemco BOOT disk
>via a serial cable and RDOS to my site:
>Go to the very bottom of the main page, and select "disks and images",
>the utility is called RT050410.ZIP (I'll think of a better name later).
>I've also posted CROMDISK.ZIP which contains:
> CDOS disk configured for dual 5.25" drives
> (It's easy to make an 8" disk from this)
> Cromix in both 5.25" and 8" formats.
>Please refer to the RT.TXT file enclosed for information on how it
>NOTE: So far this has been tested and found to work on only my one
>Cromemco system, which is a System-3 with ZPU, 256KZ and 16FDC (plus
>a bunch of Tuarts, PRI and WDI boards which don't matter for this).
>This machine has dual Tandon 8" drives, and I've got a pair of Teac
>5.25" drive attached externally ...
>The RDOS on the 16FDC is version 2.52 ... it is possible/likely that
>I have done things which may not be compatible with other versions
>of RDOS, please report your findings to me.
>I'm supposed to be picking up two more Cromemco systems next week,
>one of which I know has a 4FDC (I think the other is another 16FDC),
>so I should be able to verify/fix operation with the 4FDC shortly.
>If anyone happens to have a spare 64FDC, I would love to have one
>available so that I can get it working with the full set.
>PS: Mike S. reports that the CDOS/INIT problem with 32k occurs only
>when you are running it in 64k - on a true 32k only system, he says
>it works OK - if you have only 32k, you may be able to skip the
>intermediate disk - hopefully we can dig up a version of CDOS & INIT
>which will resolve this little oddity.
>dave04a (at) Dave Dunfield
>dunfield (dot) Firmware development services & tools: www.dunfield.com
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