Cromemco software available
M H Stein
dm561 at torfree.net
Sat Dec 10 04:38:04 CST 2005
I've got a few working Cromemcos and could check them out for ya, although
Dave D is probably better qualified since he wrote ImageDisk.
I've also got various Cromemco and third-party S/W packages for the
Z80/68000/68010/68020 and Unix systems; will post a list one of these days.
However, I've been archiving them as MS format ZIP files instead of disk images;
that way it doesn't matter whether you've got 5" or 8" disks (also, I only had some
of them on hard disks). Mind you, you would need a way to copy them back from
MS to CDOS/Cromix/Unix format and of course you'd still need a boot disk
for each O/S.
If that's an IMI 7700 series drive (or two), a couple of tips: a lot of them had problems
with the power connectors oxidizing so check those carefully (unless they've been
replaced). Also, the older models had locking screws, so check that as well before
you spin it up. Is it internal or external, BTW? And are those diskettes really single-sided?
Z-2Ds generally had 2 DSDD TM100s and could read & write all four formats.
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Does anybody have a working Cromemco with 5.25" SSSD floppy drive[s]?
I finally made it out to pick up my Z-2D, and it came with a lot of
floppy diskettes. As it's going to be awhile before I bring up the Z-2D
to boot - it hasn't been powered up in many years, so I'll be cleaning
and then powering it up in stages - I thought I'd go ahead and image the
I've spot-checked a couple with 22Disk and they seem to have valid
data, so I'm going to try my hand at Dave Dunfield's ImageDisk. I'd
like for someone with a working system to try the images and see if
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