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Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 22 Hours 52 Minutes ago by: Nathanael

* Minor changes to release dates for a few earliest volumes. * Fixed some issues with various SIG/M.LIB file renamings and datings. * Cleaned up all of the CRC false flag issues. * Lots of internal clean-up and comment updates which don't

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 2 Days ago by: Nathanael

I'm setting file dates to the release dates specified in each volume's -CATALOG, where that information is available. However early volumes lack a release date. From reading through the old SIG/M newsletters, it appears that official rele

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 2 Days 1 Hour ago by: Nathanael

Oh, yes. Specifically wrt Vol 295's UNARC12.LBR, there was a discussion about that a couple of years back, around May '20.

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 2 Days 1 Hour ago by: Nathanael

Yes, there are some corruptions that appear to have crept in prior to the original release. Since the goal of this project has been to restore files to their "original" condition (as per their CRCs) fixing these corruptions is beyond its

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 2 Days 4 Hours ago by: Mark Ogden

Nathanael Many thanks for doing this, you have done an excellent job. With the complete set, I did a check for any compressed files are actually corrupt even though the CRCK checksum matches. There are a small number that appear to have b

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 2 Days 9 Hours ago by: Nathanael

http://cpmarchives.classiccmp.org/ftp.php?b=cpm/Software/UserGroups/SIGM The ISO (258mb) is at: http://cpmarchives.classiccmp.org/downloads/sigm.iso If you want to build the collection yourself, the current version of the BASH shell scri

Re: EPEX - A later version than v1.1? (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: Lawrence Woodman

Yup, there's quite a few similar shell extensions and CCP replacements for CP/M, which makes sense as many of its users would be users of other systems and see features that they'd like to add to CP/M. Thankfully because CP/M is relative

Re: EPEX - A later version than v1.1? (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: Peter Dassow

This remembers me of Powershell a bit (despite of the directory naming). See also http://www.z80.eu/microshell.html ... Regards Peter

RPG-II for CPM?

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Don Barber

Hi folks, I was talking to my father in law earlier about what he did on his Cromemco System Three back in the day. He was an IBM mainframe guy so he told me he bought the Cromemco specifically because it had 8" drives and had support for t

EPEX - A later version than v1.1?

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 3 Days 9 Hours ago by: Lawrence Woodman

Hello, I've been having fun with EPEX, an environment extension for CP/M. It's got some great features such as a search path, named directories, improved user area handling, etc. The version on the Walnut Creek CD is v1.1, dated 1986. H

Decompilation ZAS.COM from Hi-Tech C compiler v3.09

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 3 Days 13 Hours ago by: Андрей Ник

Mark Ogden has completed the work I started on decompilation ZAS.COM from Hi-Tech C compiler v3.09. With his consent, I place the recovered code on my https://github.com/nikitinprior/dzas Andrey

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 3 Days 19 Hours ago by: Nathanael

Thank you. I haven't put up the restored archives yet; was hoping to do that today, but some last minute details took longer than expected. Should go up tomorrow. Meanwhile, if you can't wait and can run a BASH script, you can download t

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 4 Days 8 Hours ago by: Randy McLaughlin

Is there a repository of the fixed archive or just the corrupted archive to be fixed? Randy

Help Needed - Decode CP/M Format types

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 4 Days 11 Hours ago by: ldkr...@gmail.com

While looking at the Walnut Creek CP/M Disk Utilities I located a DATA file for foreign CP/M Formats in DSKFRMT.DAT

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 4 Days 17 Hours ago by: Mark Ogden

Nathanael  The start of TTBOOT.ASM is a corrupted sector. It wouldn't assemble as the lines are neither comments or 8080 assembly code. If you look at where the second sector starts it matches TTCBIOS.ASM Mark

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 4 Days 18 Hours ago by: Nathanael

Seems reasonable, however as noted in my previous post, there’s the bit that doesn’t occur in the TTBIOS header but rather seems pulled from I_O-CAP.ASM. There’s also that bit referencing cp/m 2.2 (from memory; I don’t have it in

Modified Altair Lifeboat CPM 2.2 for disk-over-serial

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 5 Days ago by: Don Barber

Hi folks, just got to a good spot with my latest project and thought I'd share. I shared this on the s100computers group recently but thought comp.os.cpm might appreciate it too. I've recently soldered up an Altair 8800c using a repro CPU

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 5 Days 11 Hours ago by: Randy McLaughlin

All the work done is fantastic. For the purist recovery means restoration to an extreme certainty. Restoring to something that works is not good enough. I agree it's best to leave it as is since it is easy to edit and use if desired and

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 5 Days 18 Hours ago by: Mark Ogden

Nathanael I suspect most of the first 128 bytes are similar to TTCBIOS.ASM with the name replaced, as the remaining header is the same Unfortunately this leaves 5 characters unaccounted for, although cr/lf may account for at least 2 chara

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: Nathanael

I have completed a first-pass manual inspection of all volumes, so I'm going to declare v1.0 of the SIG/M Restoration Project complete. Doesn't mean I won't continue to tweak it now and again (and feel free to raise any issues), but at a sl

Mycroft Labs - Compat Ver 3.2 floppy Image

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 6 Days 23 Hours ago by: ldkr...@gmail.com

Looking for a valid copy of Compat32.TD0, or IMD that will extract properly. The two TD0 files I've located via Internet searches are corrupt. Does anyone have a Floppy that can be copied with a SuperCard Pro, GreaseWeazle, or Kryoflux so

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 7 Days 10 Hours ago by: Nathanael

While it's a worthy undertaking in its own right, I feel like presenting a speculative reconstruction is outside the scope of the project, unless we can manage to come up with something that matches the original CRC. However, I note that

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 8 Days 16 Hours ago by: Martin

Hi Nathanael, what about this? We create a preliminary fix until the original finally appears. The beginnings of TTCBIOS and TTBOOT are very similar. The content of TTCBIOS.ASM from line 2 to the end of the corruption fits perfectly i

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 9 Days 1 Hour ago by: Nathanael

Thanks for the attempt. Unfortunately, it has the same corruption. FYI, for IMDU files, I use Dave Dunfield’s IMDU, then cpmtools to extract the files: imdu SIGM54.IMD SIGM54.RAW -b -e -d cpmcp -f IBM-3740 SIGM54.RAW 0:*.* ./ On Sund

Re: Trying to resurrect Spellbinder Word Processor (CP/M-80) - (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 9 Days 2 Hours ago by: ldkr...@gmail.com

Richard, I extracted all the files to my Linux box. Then, changed the case to UPPER for file names. I copied them to my RunCPM environment and the following files execute PIP & STAT Format executes but says it needs HP125 CPM Environment.

Re: Trying to resurrect Spellbinder Word Processor (CP/M-80) - (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 9 Days 3 Hours ago by: rwd...@gmail.com

Thank you, Larry & Martin - with all your info I was able to extract word100 and word125 on my vanilla cp/m system. I don't have an HP125 computer (shame - looks a nice device). While the software itself doesn't run on my vanilla system

Re: Trying to resurrect Spellbinder Word Processor (CP/M-80) - (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 9 Days 6 Hours ago by: ldkr...@gmail.com

Martin, Those files looks to be valid files now, and appear to extract sane. That is quite a coincidence the files got changed to lower case. (I had overlooked that for about 5 hours.) THANKS for the tip(s). Larry

Re: Trying to resurrect Spellbinder Word Processor (CP/M-80) - diskdefs (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 9 Days 9 Hours ago by: Martin

Look inside the disk image, find the directory, then the data blocks. You get an overview of the directory and the block size. The skew also is often visible. The image uses 1 byte block numbers, so the maximum track number is 66! Becaus

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 9 Days 9 Hours ago by: santo.n...@gmail.com

Nathaneal, Try this archive. I don't know how to work with extracting files from IMD archives but I hope this has the file you are looking for. https://vintagecomputer.ca/files/SIGM/SIGM54.IMD Santo On Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 12:24:4

Re: Trying to resurrect Spellbinder Word Processor (CP/M-80) - (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 9 Days 14 Hours ago by: ldkr...@gmail.com

Richard, To process and TD0 file I typically use a batch file in DOSBox, because I run Linux (Debian 11 - 64 Bit). Imagedisk Ver 1.18 has Utilities to do whatever you need to extract or create an updated file. TESTFDC, TD02IMD, IMDA, IMDU,

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 9 Days 21 Hours ago by: Nathanael

On closer inspection, vol 54’s TTBOOT.ASM and TTCBIOS.ASM are not Thinker Toy software, but independent patches by Jack Burge; so I don’t think tracking down Thinker Toy documentation is going to turn anything up. It’s pretty clear

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 10 Days 1 Hour ago by: Bernard Oates

As I recall, Thinker Toys was an early form of the George Morrow company's S-100 board so it might be found buried in the documentation on S100Computers.com http://www.s100computers.com/Hardware%20Folder/Morrow/History/History.htm I w

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 10 Days 2 Hours ago by: Nathanael

Except that TTBOOT.ASM’s CRC (6E2F) doesn’t match the value in -CATALOG.054 (C901), indicating that what we have isn’t what the original CRC was generated against. Is that available somewhere? I haven’t been able to find it. T

Trying to resurrect Spellbinder Word Processor (CP/M-80) - diskdefs

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 10 Days 3 Hours ago by: rwd...@gmail.com

I am trying to put together some software and docs for the Spellbinder word processor. I have the generic CP/M software and the Eagle version but not identified any matching doc. I have discovered that the HP-125 computer had Word/125 wh

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 10 Days 12 Hours ago by: Bernard Oates

Is it possible that TTBOOT.ASM was never copied to the SIG/M vol 54 disk correctly? If the corrupt/missing first sector is purely comments it may have been just not noticed and/or disregarded until recently. Have you considered going ba

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 12 Days 10 Hours ago by: Nathanael

I seem to have the same collection at *HUMONGOUS* CP/M here: http://cpmarchives.classiccmp.org/ftp.php?b=cpm/Software/TorontoRCPM/CDR Before you put a lot of work into this, let’s see if it’ll be worth the effort. There are current

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 12 Days 11 Hours ago by: santo.n...@gmail.com

I had to sort through the disks but unfortunately, I only have 227 8" disks with a small number missing and some duplicates. They are a backup with various labels and of disks have two disk archives on them. I should set up a CP/M system t

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 12 Days 12 Hours ago by: Nathanael

One more question. Is that a TRS-80 Model IV I see in the background?

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 12 Days 12 Hours ago by: Nathanael

OK, now that just brings up too many questions. To begin with, the date. According to -CATALOG.054, volume 54 was released to February 1982, yet your disk label is dated a year earlier. Why? By my info, in February ‘81 ACGNJ was releasi

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 12 Days 14 Hours ago by: santo.n...@gmail.com

That is unfortunate. Worst case scenario, I have the "SIG/M Volume 54" 8" disk from 02/19/81, if needed. I would just have to re-create my 8" disk archiving set up (which is a bit painful to set up) and figure out how to configure ImageDi

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 12 Days 21 Hours ago by: Nathanael

I’m in the process of manually verifying that only files that appear in -CATALOG and/or CRCKFILE listings are included in the rebuilt volumes. After that, I think I’m going to call this done. As to file dates, where the -CATALOG.xxx li

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 12 Days 21 Hours ago by: Nathanael

Thank you for the effort. What you have appears to be a duplicate of the SIGM content from the Walnut Creek CD. Unfortunately, TTBOOT.ASM exhibits the same corruption. On Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 10:26:10 AM UTC+8, santo.n...@gmail.com

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 12 Days 23 Hours ago by: santo.n...@gmail.com

I have a local copy of the SIGM archive. I've zipped it up and put it here: https://vintagecomputer.ca/files/SIGM/ You can find TTBOOT.ASM in there if you still need it. I assume it is complete. Hope this helps, Santo

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 13 Days 4 Hours ago by: Nathanael

Yes, 0catalog..054 records C901 as the CRC, but unfortunately the actual file on the image has a CRC of 7A37 and exhibits the same corruption.

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 13 Days 5 Hours ago by: ldkr...@gmail.com

Sig/M Volume 54 Z80 Command Processor Replacement Capture CONIN and CONOUT Onto Disk 2.2 Bios For Thinker Toys -CATALOG.054 contents of Sig/M volume 54 released February 2, 1982 index name size crc description 54.01 BDOSLO

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 13 Days 9 Hours ago by: Nathanael

Yeah, it is. I was looking at the wrong one. So it’s just TTBOOT.ASM. I’ve so far been unable to locate a replacement.

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 13 Days 11 Hours ago by: Mark Ogden

Nathanael The ZCPR.ASM in cpmdosgg/CPM10/1054 is fine Mark

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 13 Days 12 Hours ago by: Nathanael

On Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 9:25:08 PM UTC+8, Nathanael wrote:

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 13 Days 12 Hours ago by: Nathanael

Oddly, it appears zero.ASM is similarly corrupted, yet its CRC matches that in -CATALOG.054. So the corruption appears to go all the way back to the original. Hey, Steven — when you’ve got the time, if you’ve got a copy of vol 54,

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 13 Days 17 Hours ago by: Mark Ogden

Nathanael Looks like the first sector of TTBOOT.ASM is corrupted, although I suspect all/most was comments Mark

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 13 Days 22 Hours ago by: Nathanael

Oh, and I’m keeping the build script updated on GitHub just in case anyone can’t wait for the ISO :) and wants to build it themselves. Currently the script still flags around 20 CRC mismatches, but except for TTBOOT.ASM, they’re all

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 13 Days 23 Hours ago by: Nathanael

I’ve only got one file left to resolve: Vol 54 TTBOOT.ASM. After that, I’m going to focus a bit more on volume content. For example, there are numerous instances where a volume contains a file, like CRC.COM or USQ.COM, which isn’t l

Re: Sad news: Mr. Emmanuel Roche (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 14 Days 6 Hours ago by: Andreas Gerlich

Indeed sad news. R.I.P. Andreas Gerlich

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 14 Days 10 Hours ago by: Mark Ogden

Nathanael Which files remain unresolved? It would also be good if you could create an ISO file of the cleaned-up archive. regards Mark

Re: North Star Hard Disk HD-18 Technical Manual (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 14 Days 17 Hours ago by: Jack Strangio

Hi Jonathon, Thanks for that. I have emailed Herb asking if that particular User's manual contains the information that I'm seeking from the Technical manual. Hoping for the best. Thanks. Regards, Jack

Re: North Star Hard Disk HD-18 Technical Manual (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 15 Days ago by: Jonathan Haddox

Herb Johnson's got it: https://retrotechnology.com/herbs_stuff/d_nstar.html Hard Disk System users manual #25031B, w/schematic of HDS-18, about 150 pages

North Star Hard Disk HD-18 Technical Manual

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 15 Days 19 Hours ago by: Jack Strangio

Hi Guys, On a very, very, very slim off-chance there might be somebody here who has access to the North Star Technical manual for the HD-18 Hard Disk System. This was a 14-inch(!) hard drive that was used for a year or two around 1978 be

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 16 Days ago by: Nathanael

Good detective work:) V59 is done. Only four more files to go. Thanks. On Sunday, May 8, 2022 at 1:56:30 AM UTC+8, Martin wrote:

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 16 Days 2 Hours ago by: Nathanael

@Steven — Thanks for uploading vols 59 and 80. After looking briefly at the volumes you’ve uploaded to Dropbox, they strongly resemble CPMDOSgg, but your collection may be even earlier. In every case, yours matches the original CRCs in

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 16 Days 8 Hours ago by: Martin

Forget it :-) Found the missing READ.ME in DOSGG CPM06/627, but named #HISTORY.018. This file *IS* the missing READ.ME. Copy, rename, done!

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 16 Days 8 Hours ago by: Martin

I try my best to explain it better :-) There is no DOSGG Volume 59, CPM10/1059 is missing. I found most of Volume 59 it in CPM06/627, but there, READ.ME is missing. I had to fix the READ.ME from SIGMV059.ARK. As I already wrote, this

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 16 Days 9 Hours ago by: Andreas Gerlich

Hello Mark, thank you for the crck.pl. Best Regards Andreas On Sat, 7 May 2022 02:19:11 -0700 (PDT) Mark Ogden <ogdenpm@gmail.com> wrote:

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 16 Days 13 Hours ago by: Nathanael

for i in CMPCODE.DOC SNOOPY.FOR ZLOAD.DOC FORT07.DAT; do unix2dos $i done But I’d been working on vol 285 all day with no luck. Your converting to DOS, adding a single 1AH then padding with nulls rather than Ctrl-Zwas the secret. Fanta

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 16 Days 16 Hours ago by: Mark Ogden

Andreas The perl script was something that I wrote in a few minutes to initially allow me to check for different text file formats. I have added a few comments to help others understand and posted it at https://mark-ogden.uk/files/crck.pl

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 16 Days 16 Hours ago by: Martin

Good news !!! I have found the necessary conversions to get the missing files with matching CRCs. To keep it short and easy to reproduce, here are my shell scripts. VOL281_fix.sh: ==== 8< ===FILES="CMPCODE.DOC SNOOPY.FOR ZLOAD.DOC" #

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 17 Days 2 Hours ago by: Andreas Gerlich

Hello Mark Odgen, On Fri, 6 May 2022 11:12:24 -0700 (PDT) Mark Ogden <ogdenpm@gmail.com> wrote: .... Is this perl script of crck free? Where can I get the perl script and documentation how to use it? Best Regards Andreas

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 17 Days 7 Hours ago by: Mark Ogden

Nathanael It is likely that text files that don't match the CRC are not actually corrupt. Two scenarios exist 1) The file had junk after the Control Z, which normal processing would ignore. Unfortunately, the CP/M CRC tool includes the jun

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 17 Days 23 Hours ago by: Martin

Ohhhh... :-) I repeated the steps, and also found, that this step is not necessary. In retrospect, I probably somehow converted the file from CR/LF to LF without noticing and later took it as the original. So, please ignore that step, i

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 17 Days 23 Hours ago by: Nathanael

Thanks again for the help. I’ve managed to whittle the list of non-matching CRCs down to eighteen files, most of which are on volumes 281 and 285, for which I have so far not found uncorrupted versions. So Steven, when time permits, coul

Re: File Transfer...

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 18 Days ago by: James Dunlap

David, I have recently gotten my Imsai 8080 system working with a CCS 2810 Z80 CPU, and a CCS 2422 floppy disk controller attached to two Shugart 8" drives. The system is temperamental, but if it continues to run as well as it has for th

Re: File Transfer...

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 20 Days 6 Hours ago by: David Carroll

Larry, Thanks so much for all the detailed information. A treasure trove all in one place! David

Re: MINCE editor (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 20 Days 20 Hours ago by: Jim Haug

Ah, I think you’re right. Looking through the a makefile it looks like it’s for modern machines. Well, the old manuals are handy at least

Re: Differences between Kaypro II and Kaypro 2?

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 21 Days ago by: dxforth

There were similar stories about memory upgrades for PET computers. Customers could save money by buying a smaller-memory PET and installing the missing ram chips themselves as different models began using a common motherboard. There wa

Re: Differences between Kaypro II and Kaypro 2?

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 21 Days 1 Hour ago by: Mark Lawler

May sound odd, but there was a period of time where the owner of the dealership had me cracking open the cases, removing the drives, moving the jumpers on the drives, remounting them, and putting the case back on... The dealer I was empl

Re: Differences between Kaypro II and Kaypro 2?

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 21 Days 3 Hours ago by: Douglas Miller

That sounds a bit odd to me. I don't recall ever seeing a double-sided drive with a jumper to disable the second head. It was simply up to the computer whether the second head/side was ever selected. The first-generation Kaypro II mainbo

Re: Differences between Kaypro II and Kaypro 2?

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 21 Days 10 Hours ago by: Mark Lawler

I used to work at a Kapro dealership while in college doing both programming and repairs on all the models. There was a point in time where there was really no difference between the single sided and double sided floppy machines that shi

Re: File Transfer...

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 21 Days 14 Hours ago by: ldkr...@gmail.com

David, I'd suggest starting with Udo's Emulator and get it all functional. [url]https://www.autometer.de/unix4fun/z80pack/[/url] Once you have the Emulator running, you have a way of getting different floppy images loaded and tested. Her

Re: MINCE editor (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 21 Days 19 Hours ago by: Lars Brinkhoff

As far as I understand, there's no source code for MINCE itself there.

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 21 Days 20 Hours ago by: Nathanael

Excellent work! Thanks. I’ll take a closer look when I get home after work. I’m not sure why I missed vol 80 of CPMDOSGG, as I do pull from CPMDOSGG for other volumes. In fact I explicitly mentioned it in my post to Steven Hirsch upth

MINCE editor

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 22 Days 2 Hours ago by: Jim Haug

I saw in some old conversations that people were interested in the CP/M editor MINCE. After considerable hunting I found it at http://cpmarchives.classiccmp.org/cpm/Software/rlee/index_dirHTML.html#IDU-UNICORN-MINCE_SCRABBLE- I found sour

Re: Differences between Kaypro II and Kaypro 2?

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 22 Days 13 Hours ago by: Douglas Miller

Actually, the booting of CP/M versions on Kaypro's depends on (is tied to) the ROM version. Kaypro II/IV had significantly different hardware than all later models, and so the ROMs that could run there are limited. The Kaypro Technical Man

Re: Differences between Kaypro II and Kaypro 2?

comp.os.cpm

Posted: 22 Days 19 Hours ago by: William Hostman

in a word, no. THis is because CP/M boot disks are machine specific in ways that most later OSs aren't... There are >= 4 models of "Kaypro 2" and >=2 of "Kaypro II". The "Kaypro II" is a CP/M focused text-mode only machine. z80, dual flop

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 20 Hours ago by: Martin

Then looking into Volume 80... Took all the files from DOSgg CPM10/1080. Two files with wrong CRC remaining: PINUP82.CAL SIGHTRED.COM Both are archived with the correct CRC on the CP/M CDROM or the OAK archive. Martin P.S.: Since it

Re: File Transfer...

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Posted: 23 Days 2 Hours ago by: David Carroll

Second question is the best way to get CP/M boot disks from archive files to the blank floppy. David

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Posted: 23 Days 2 Hours ago by: David Carroll

Hi Larry I have seen a few of your posts over time and wondered if you offer help to get older IMSAI era S100 systems up and running? Specifically, I am trying to build an 8" disk based IMSAI 8080 -- I have a working CCS 2810 Z80 CPU

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 6 Hours ago by: Martin

Hi, Nathanael! Got lucky with the idea, the files must be archived in other places. The following leads to the correct CRCs for Volume 59. Most of the files are also in the DOSgg collection, CPM06/627! And the CRC are correct! But one

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 22 Hours ago by: Nathanael

No problem. When it’s convenient. The three sources which preserve vol 59 have identical (bad) CRCs. Ditto for vol 80, except that CPMDOSGG also have vol 80 with different (though again wrong) CRCs. I’m interested in whether the CRCs

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 13 Hours ago by: Steven Hirsch

I'm dealing with some family issues here, but will try to dig out those disks next week.

Re: GOTEK success anyone? (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 13 Hours ago by: Steven Hirsch

Great news! A simple '::204800' should have been sufficient - PROVIDED there were no other stanzas using that designation. But, either way I'm happy to hear you've solved it. Now you have a direct means for moving files in and out o

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 22 Hours ago by: Nathanael

I pull vol 100 from the CPMDOSGG collection, which doesn’t suffer from the issue. There are around 80 or 90 files I haven’t been able to fix the CRCs on; particularly vols 59 and 80. None of the extant sources have provided a solution

Re: GOTEK success anyone? (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days ago by: John Crane

SUCCESS! Steve, you were definitely looking in the right place. The [::] tag is evidently a space for 3 params, the final being the size, which is apparently optional for my setup. The first is a named tag. For example, [osb1] will re

Re: GOTEK success anyone? (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 1 Hour ago by: John Crane

I tried the change from [osb2] to [::204800] Same Error 31 I even renamed the IMG.CFG file to IMG. and same error. However, as you suspected, the HFE files work fine. It's not even using the IMG.CFG file. And the only thing in my FF.

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 16 Hours ago by: Mark Ogden

Nathanael You can see the dos->unix issue I noted in VOL100 As to the issues on VOL059, I suspect the problem relates to padding the sector after the control Z that marks the end of the text file. The files in the directory are truncated

Re: GOTEK success anyone? (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 21 Hours ago by: John Crane

Steve, Thanks for sending the DSK file. Unfortunately, it also gave an error 31. I was able to see some odd data with cpmls: john@cygnus:~/osborne$ cpmls -f osborne1 O1CPMS.DSK 10: \.ran \_______.___ 13: \.e john@cygnus:~/osborne$ M

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 11 Hours ago by: Nathanael

"I suspect the text files that match the original CRC only do so because the crc tool you are using adds in a missing '\r'" It's an interesting thought, so I ran CRCK.COM under CP/M against vol 59, and got CRCs identical to what cpmcrck g

Re: GOTEK success anyone? (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 11 Hours ago by: Steven Hirsch

I'm not able to pull apart one of my O1s at the moment, but this should be the correct definition for Flashfloppy IMG.CFG: # Osborne 1: SSSD, 40 cyl [::102400] cyls = 40 heads = 1 interleave = 2 secs = 10 mode = fm rate = 250 bps = 128

Re: GOTEK success anyone? (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days ago by: Steve Mastriannni

John, it's a finicky setup. I managed to get them working using a funky method. Read a floppy and create a DSK. Once the DSK file is created, examine it with IMD. Get the tracks and sectors for the image, then use those as input for the IM

Re: GOTEK success anyone? (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 8 Hours ago by: John Crane

Well... it didn't work. The DSK file was made, I used cpmcp to copy some files to it, then tried the USB stick on the Gotek. It saw the DSK file but gave me an error 31. Maybe some other tool was used to create the DSK image file?

Re: GOTEK success anyone? (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 11 Hours ago by: John Crane

mkfs.cpm -fosborne1 MYDISK.DSK may work. I'll give it a try. Thanks! -J

Re: GOTEK success anyone? (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 14 Hours ago by: Steven Hirsch

Raw images must carry a .DSK extension AFAIK. That's the way I typically use my Goteks across my various systems. Currently: Kaypro 10 Tandy Model 16B AT&T 7300 / UnixPC Tandy Model 4 Heath H89 (soft-sector controller) Xerox 820II Lo

Re: GOTEK success anyone? (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 20 Hours ago by: John Crane

FATE is a curious thing... I spend all that time replacing my B: drive with a fancy new GoTek, do the work to get it usable, get a 3d printed fascia to fit the Osborne, start copying over files from diskettes to the new Gotek in the Osbo

Re: GOTEK success anyone? (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 20 Hours ago by: John Crane

It was not a technical typo. Excess spaces before the newline char confused the program. Either data error, or program unable to deal with it. Not my experience. I have the image config file setup. Still didn't work. However... my

Re: GOTEK success anyone? (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 6 Hours ago by: Steven Hirsch

This is unfortunately a fact of life. In fairness, there are just a myriad of CP/M formats out in the wild. Flashfloppy works just fine with raw sector images. However you do need to fully define the format in the IMAGE.CFG file. T

Re: *HUMONGOUS* 10th Anniversary and SIG/M Restoration (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 6 Hours ago by: Mark Ogden

Nathanael I suspect the text files that match the original CRC only do so because the crc tool you are using adds in a missing '\r', i.e. they are in unix format, the ones that fail are probably in \r\n and the CRC utility adds another \r

Re: GOTEK success anyone? (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 9 Hours ago by: John Crane

I had some time over lunch, so I tinkered some more... All working now. A couple of problems along the way... 1) Errors in the diskdefs file for cpmtools 2) FlashFloppy docs incorrectly mention they work with IMG files. They use HFE file

Re: GOTEK success anyone? (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 12 Hours ago by: John Crane

Oh that's just insane - look at that diagram! Flashfloppy says it takes IMG files, so maybe just use cpmtools? At any rate, that's my starting point. However, it's buggy. I kept getting 'Invalid OS type' errors using mkfs.cpm. After a litt

Re: GOTEK success anyone? (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 22 Hours ago by: Randy McLaughlin

Try here: https://www.richardloxley.com/2018/04/27/osborne-restoration-part-16-transferring-cpm-software/ Randy

Re: GOTEK success anyone? (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 23 Hours ago by: John Crane

OK some progress. Ignore the GoTek site. Instead look for the FlashFloppy Github site. That has useful info. I managed to create an FF.CFG and IMG.CFG files on my usb stick. My GoTrek tries to read it on startup - but gives error 34. Which

Re: GOTEK success anyone? (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 1 Hour ago by: John Crane

It says "Flash Floppy' on the display.

Re: GOTEK success anyone? (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 1 Hour ago by: John Crane

The display on mine says "Flash Floppy V 3.2" So evidently it is configured to emulate a drive? The Osborne doesn't recognize it as a drive. I tried the "configuration setting" - all that did was turn the display upside down and now it

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