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Re: [N8VEM-S100:670] CP/M-68 on the ECB mini-M68k CPU board
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- From: Jack Rubin <jack....@ameritech.net>
- Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 09:18:27 -0800 (PST)
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John (and other 68K fans),
I've located a bunch of old CP/M-68K stuff recently, including CP/M-68K v 1.3,
FORTH and 68K tiny BASIC. Is there a central listing of the software you already
have? Almost everything is on 8" disk which I should be able to read but I don't
have a system set up currently.
Hopefully, moving to the S100 68K board should be pretty easy from here.
----- Original Message ----
> From: John Coffman <john...@gmail.com>
> To: N8VEM <n8...@googlegroups.com>; n8vem...@googlegroups.com
> Sent: Tue, January 17, 2012 10:38:50 AM
> Subject: [N8VEM-S100:670] CP/M-68 on the ECB mini-M68k CPU board
> Motorola 68000 enthusiasts:
> CP/M-68 is working well on the ECB mini-M68k CPU board, supported by the
>MF/PIC board for serial I/O and IDE interface (8255). The attached screen
> F: the ROMdisk, with just a couple of utilities
> B: the RAMdisk, 1Mb. I'm glad I put 2Mb of SRAM on the CPU board. Half
>is for CP/M, and the other half is its RAMdisk.
> C: an 8Mb CP/M partition on a CF card. The photo shows a different,
>smaller CF card.
> This CP/M supports up to 16 drives -- as soon as I hook the disk
>initialization to the CF card partition table.
> Although this is CP/M 1.2, the binary utilities are from an extensive
>collection from Douglas. The release notes indicate that 1.3 was mostly bug
>fixes to utility programs.
> The boot process still needs streamlining, and a utility for setting up the
>partitions on IDE disks (i.e., CF cards) needs to be written.
> What is running now really has the feel of CP/M.