3.5" Altair CP/M
ragooman at comcast.net
Sun Jun 3 18:19:31 CDT 2007
I think this is a cool idea.
I'd like to help out in any way I can.
Either with the design, schematics, etc.
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Grant Stockly wrote:
>> The "media type" hole on a 1.4M?
>> There exist some drives that ignore the "media type" hole, pqrticularly
>> many/most? of the ones that IBM used in the PS/2s. They rely on the
>> controller board to tell them when to go to reduced current.
>> or the index hole on a 5.25"?
> The type hole on a 1.4M disk.
>> Did 1.4 support the DSK option of STAT? It gives some more info
>> about the
>> If so, try
>> A:STAT DSK:
> No, but I did find a program:
> TARBELL MINI-FLOPPY DIAGNOSTIC OF 8-1-80
> STANDARD VERSION 1.8
> 40 TRACKS 18 SECTORS
>> \Most PC floppy controllers will not handle FM/Single density. Use
>> test program on your PC to see if you have a chance.
> What I would really like to do is find some way of connecting a 3.5"
> disk drive to the MITS hard sectored controller card set. This would
> give me the 300 or so K and allow me to run MITS basic off of the
> disk. Do you know anything about how to do that? Is it possible?
> Maybe with a PLD to deal with soft/hard sectored stuff?
> I have not investigated anything yet so I am not sure what it would
> take. If its possible I'm sure I could get it done.
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