CP/M on an Apple II ?
jwstephens at msm.umr.edu
Sat Oct 8 05:19:11 CDT 2005
Brent Hilpert wrote:
>the dead guy's ancient
> So somebody either confirm my pedanticism or
>show me up as the ignorant one: nobody ever bothered to rewrite CP/M (which to
>my understanding was all targeted to Intel procs) for the Apple II did they?
>... maybe the scriptwriting 'computing consultant' figured it would be a good
>inside joke, ... maybe it's somebody on this list!
There of course the card made for the apple ][ which booted and ran
cpm. I think there was (is)
an equivalent for the 2/e.
actually this version is not that uncommon. main problem was getting
data from other cpm's of the
time (early 80's) to this system. If you ran it w/o 80 column support,
the 40 column video of
the apple 2 was very annoying.
I would assume there would be dbase or some spreadsheet program he could
be using to keep
data. Also the 5 1/4 disks would be much better than the original cpm
8" for a traveler.
Also very possibly, a 2/e would 3 1/2 disks and CP/M data on them.
I think the 3 1/2" disks might be easier to recover data from, since it
might have been hooked
up thru a "real" floppy controller, rather than apples annoying 5 1/4
The format from that controller was bizarre enough I don't know if there
was any way
to read them on the IBM PC's disks. Maybe something like the copy 2
might read the data and store it. does 22/disk read those?
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