Extracting CDOS and CP/M) files
M H Stein
dm561 at torfree.net
Fri Oct 12 02:23:35 CDT 2007
>Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2007 13:05:52 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Fred Cisin <cisin at xenosoft.com>
>Subject: RE: Extracting CDOS and CP/M) files
>Now that 22Disk and the rest of the tools have been exonerated, we can
>concentrate on ways to read the hard to read sectors - a ubiquitous
>problem with Cromemco disks.
Admittedly a problem when trying to read their disks with today's crippled
controllers, but their use of a common SD Track 0 meant that without any
configuration changes the OS could concurrently and transparently read a
mix of at least 8 different types of disks; not many systems of that day
could do that.
Want to copy your SDSS 8" disk to a DDDS 5" one? No problem.
Friend or business partner has some data on SDSS 5" disks that you
want on DDDS 8"? Just pop in the disks and copy away; add some
software and you can even copy to/from MS-DOS disks if you must.
Run Z80 CDOS/CP/M Wordstar on your 68000 Cromix+ CS-400?
No sweat (although a different issue). Process your old CDOS data
files with your UNIX software? Not much harder.
It all just looks different from today's PC-centric perspective.
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