S-100 IDE project
lynchaj at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 7 12:37:05 CST 2009
Reply to http://classiccmp.org/pipermail/cctalk/2009-November/278452.html
Hi! John has some CBIOS software for CP/M 3.0 based on his system. I do
not know what the maximum drive size is but on the N8VEM DiskIO board CBIOS
for CP/M 2.2 the maximum size is 8MB. I believe the 8MB limit also applies
to the S-100 IDE board. At least in theory you could implement your own
CBIOS extensions for partitions and the like. We are doing something akin
to that on the N8VEM project for the SBC DiskIO CBIOS. However that is a
completely separate project from this board.
Anyone who gets one of these S-100 IDE boards would have to integrate it
into their CP/M system using the PCB, the schematics, and the example code.
No further support is offered. As John wisely says on comp.os.cpm "Please
note these would be bare cards, a schematic and that's it. Building the
board and implementing CPM etc., you are on your own. This is not a project
for first timers." There you have it -- Caveat Emptor.
Thanks and have a nice day!
How are you getting around the 8meg max drive size common with CPM ?
Are you splitting it into many small drives in hardware on in the driver
like Morows dod for the M26 ?
I have an old MPM system that had an M26 on it I would like to bring back to
The other Bob
On Fri, 6 Nov 2009 16:42:28 -0500, Andrew Lynch wrote:
>Hi! My good friend John and I are working on a joint www.S100Computers.com
>N8VEM <http://groups.google.com/group/n8vem> S-100 IDE project. It is
>on the following design by Peter Faasse.
>John built a working prototype and some software and I am making a PCB. The
>PCB is in trace route optimizing phase now. I can't say exactly when a PCB
>will be available but if you think you might be interested please let me
>know. PCBs will probably cost *about* $22 give or take some plus shipping.
>If you do want a PCB it is important you tell me beforehand so I can
>it in the manufacturing order.
>The board will connect to regular IDE devices and includes mounting areas
>and interfaces for laptop (2.5" with the high density 44 pin connector) and
>CF adapters. John has his prototype working with a CF adapter mounted on
>PCB and it seems to work fine.
>Thanks and have a nice day!
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