Restoring an XT - transfer problem
dave06a at dunfield.com
Sat Feb 24 04:16:25 CST 2007
> Hoping someone may be able to help - I've rebuilt an old Commodore PC 5 (XT
> compatible) back to working condition. Now the problem is getting anything
> on to the machine. None of my current machines are capable of supporting a
> 5.25" drive (of any flavour) so I can't easily transfer using that method.
> However, I have installed DOs 4.01 to the C= & it includes GW Basic & I have
> linked up that machine & tyhe XP box via a null modem cable. So, all I need
> is a simple terminal program on the XT & I'm pretty much in business.
> Problem is, all the GW Basic sources I've found for term progs are simply
> for text-based terms only, there are none around with simple transfer
> abilities (ie XModem or Kermit).
> Anyone have sourec available for a simple term program that'll at least gbet
> me started by allowing me to transfer over smething better ?
> Or any other suggestion ?
- Borrow the drive from the Commodore and attach to another machine long enough
to write the files you need.
- Attach a 3.5" drive to the Commodore.
- Try INTERLINK which was distributed with DOS 6.0 - I don't think I've ever tried
it with DOS 4, but it works fine with DOS 5. It has a /RCOPY option which will
let you install it from a host PC without having to move it on a disk. I doubt
it will run under XP however.
- Use CTTY to redirect your console to the serial port, then write a program on
the host PC poke a .COM transfer program into memory using DEBUG and save it.
- You might want to consider picking up an old DOS (or Win9x) box - they can usually
be had for free or close to it. XP is very limiting when it comes to communicating
with things that MicroSloth doesn't wish to support.
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