[Coco] Reading and Writing CoCo RSDOS disks on PC

tonym tonym at compusource.net
Sun Oct 8 14:31:38 EDT 2006

Wierd thing is, DOS can format, read, write teh 360K, and then I also tried 22Disk to read/write CP/M disks, and it woked fien also.

I tried OSborne 1 SS/DD and DS/DD as well as Kaypro IV DS/DD with success.

I'm curious as to what the coco utils are doing, that they aren't working!

FYI - this is a flat DOS 6.22 install on the machine, not 95/98!


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Jim Hickle <jlhickle at yahoo.com>
Reply-To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Date:  Sun, 8 Oct 2006 10:20:30 -0700 (PDT)

>My Deskpro only runs at 200 Mhz.  It behaves the same running port.exe .
>  The 360k floppy works fine from within the emulator and with linux.
>  I read somewhere that port.exe will work if you set the floppy as a 1.2MB type
>  in the BIOS.  I haven't had a chance to try that because the emulator became
>  a whole lot less important since I got a TC^3 controller.
>  If you want to copy a whole diskette to the PC's hard drive you don't need port.exe, 
>  just dskini.exe
>  -jim
>tonym <tonym at compusource.net> wrote:
>  Having some issues - 
>Got a Compaq Deskpro EN, like 800MHz P3, installed HD, DOS 6.22, removed CD, installed 5.25" 360KB floppy drive.
>Man - what a flashback machine!
>Anyways, using port.exe, can't read any CoCo floppies.
>Dskini.exe will format it, but port.exe will not read what dskini just formatted.
>DOS will format, copy to, and read from it, so i know the floppy is good.
>Any ideas?
>Any other software to use to image coco floppies for archiving?
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