Archiving CP/M 2.2 Source Code Programs to a PC (Fat or NTFS media)
robo58 at optonline.net
Fri Jan 15 11:14:05 CST 2016
Thanks for the reply. Yes, I have an 8" Shugart 800/801 and one or two 5.25".
I'm a little rusty on the older PC's. So when you say that 386 to PIII's could read an 8" floppy, would those PC's have SD floppy controllers?
I did a quick look and the link for the Catweasel (http://www.jschoenfeld.com/products/catweasel_e.htm) and the website no longer operational.
Assume that I can get an old PC and connect it up how would an "image a disk" program work? Does it have knowledge of the CP/M files system and can read the directory and grab the files? Would the program also be able to write to the PC's file system to complete the archive?
What "image a disk" programs would suggest?
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Subject: Re: Archiving CP/M 2.2 Source Code Programs to a PC (Fat or NTFS media)
do you have a working 8" drive? You can attach to a PC from the 386 through to Pentium III as a "HD 5 1/4" drive. That's what I do. You need the DBIT 50/34 adapter and image an disk program. You can usually for CP/M disks just use the motherboard's built-in disk drive controller, but I also have a Catweasel if I need it for more exotic formats. CP/M disks are very readable, any format I have ever encountered on SS disks has been no problem, assuming the disk itself is ok.
Here is a thread from my web site that describes the process, as I accomplished it. There is more than one way to skin this cat, there is also a link within the thread with a downloadable how-to guide from VCF East 9.
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