86-DOS Lives - CP/M

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  1. 86-DOS Lives

    Altair 8800 (Z80) simulator V3.7-3 build 1000 (scp created Jun 5 2008
    at 22:27:
    41)

    2047 bytes [8 pages] loaded at 0.
    2047 bytes [8 pages] loaded at ff800.


    SCP 8086 Monitor 1.5
    >B


    86-DOS version 1.00
    Copyright 1980,81 Seattle Computer Products, Inc.
    Enter today's date (m-d-y): 06-05-82
    Invalid sector size!

    COMMAND v. 1.00

    AIR
    COMMAND COM 1842 04-28-81
    RDCPM COM 1310 04-30-81
    CHKDSK COM 1110 04-24-81
    TRANS COM 3088 04-24-81
    ASM COM 6389 04-28-81
    DEBUG COM 5153 04-29-81
    EDLIN COM 2144 04-28-81
    HEX2BIN COM 483 04-18-81
    SYS COM 154 04-24-81
    MAKRDCPM COM 303 04-30-81
    INITLARG COM 509 04-28-81
    INITSMAL COM 507 04-28-81
    CPMTAB ASM 1072 04-30-81
    BOOT ASM 2602 04-28-81
    INIT ASM 5595 04-28-81
    DOSIO ASM 24277 04-30-81
    MON ASM 35502 04-28-81
    NEWS DOC 1404 04-28-81
    NEW BAT 101 04-24-81

    A:type news.doc
    LATE NEWS AS OF APRIL 28, 1981

    The file CPMTAB.ASM is the source file for the tables used by RDCPM
    and
    is provided as an example of how new tables may be prepared. These
    tables allow reading 8" or 5" single-density CP/M disks. If new tables
    are desired for reading disks of a different CP/M 2 format, follow
    these steps:

    1. Prepare a source file of the new tables (see MAKRDCPM in
    manual).

    2. Assemble the new tables.

    3. Convert the new tables to binary with HEX2BIN.

    4. Run MAKRDCPM.


    The files INIT.ASM and INIT.COM are the source and object code for a
    disk initialization routine. Any raw or blown disk may be formatted
    by this routine to an empty disk with the soft-sector information
    necessary for your controller. Note that CLEAR must be run after
    formatting to use the disk with 86-DOS. The program prints a warning
    message and asks which drive to format before initializing begins.

    NOTE TO CROMEMCO USERS: You have two programs, INITLARG and INITSMAL.
    Each may only be used with 8" and 5" drives, respectively.

    NOTE TO TARBELL DOUBLE DENSITY USERS: You have two programs, INIT and
    DINIT. INIT does a single density initialization on drives A to D.
    DINIT does a double density initialization on drives A to D. Since
    these are not normally double density drives, you may get an error
    message after initialization is complete which can be ignored.

    A:


    I uploaded everything including the simulator to http://www.86dos.org.

    -Howard

  2. Re: 86-DOS Lives

    Hello, Howard!

    While searching for something else, I found something that should
    interest you (but maybe you already knew it?): an article by Tim
    Paterson, explaining in quite deep level what he did, until the
    appearance of MeSs-DOS.

    - "An Inside Look at MS-DOS"
    Tim Paterson
    BYTE, June 1983, pp.230-252

    Yours Sincerely,
    Mr. Emmanuel Roche, France


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