CP/M sysgen question
jwstephens at msm.umr.edu
Fri Mar 10 09:56:28 CST 2006
Dave Dunfield wrote:
>> When using sysgen to create a new bootable CP/M disk, does
>>sysgen copy the cold start loader, too? I'm trying to do a single-drive
>>sysgen with CP/M 1.4 and it reports that it has copied the system tracks but
>>the disk won't cold boot.
>CP/M provides no standardized way of reading/writing the system tracks, so the
>exact method used varies considerably from implementation to implementation.
>It might be done by sysgen, it might be done by format (or whatever the low-
>level init program is called - this is also not standardized), or it might be done
>by a separate utility.
I thought that there was a command called "sys" that copied the track 0
area included in the CP/M
set of programs. cp would operate on track 2 on up.
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