CS/80 disc geometry

Steve Robertson steerex at mindspring.com
Fri Jun 24 20:06:35 CDT 2005


Actually... I've set up a STD-BUS system to boot from a CS80 disk. It
just uses the "Cold Boot Load" command to read the beginning of the
disk. I have not had the opportunity / ambition to build the entire file
system (yet). That's on the to-do list.

BTW: I have used a HP-IB bus analyzer to read the "describe" codes from
disks and didn't have any problem decoding the data. The codes are
simple (REF: CS-80 Programming manual) the process is fairly demanding.


"Joe R." wrote:
> At 07:40 PM 6/23/05 -0700, you wrote:
> >So what would it take to kick off a CS/80 simulator
> >project for Linux or NetBSD - or even Solaris ?
>    If I'm not mistaken Steve Robertson already has a CS-80 simulator
> running. He built it out of a STD-bus system!
>      Joe

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