[Coco] [Color Computer] Anadisk and CP/M
zagrossadjadi at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 30 20:45:29 EDT 2007
Actually, there was a Color Genie that was produced. It wasn't really compatible with either the TRS-80 Model I/III/IV line or the CoCo line:
If that is the model that is used, you need this emulator:
For the Video Genie I/II emulator (TRS-80 compatible), see:
But I think that he was probably using the Video Genie III, which came with both NewDos-80 2.0 AND CP/M 2.2:
I'd try a Model IV emulator (since that machine also did CP/M) to see if that would work and cross my fingers because I don't know of any emulator for the Video Genie III.
shadow at shadowgard.com wrote:
On 30 Aug 2007 at 17:04, pawzisme wrote:
> Hello folks, I have joined the group purely to pick your brains as
> help is not easy to find on this topic.
> I have here a fairly large pile of 5.25" floppies most of which
> were used in a Genie (TRS80). The guy who used them was into all
> things computery and was also a writer. I say 'was' because he died a
> couple of years back. His wife has asked me to see if I can find any
> of his 'stuff' on these disks, and to that end I have an old 5.25
> drive mounted in a fairly old computer, and am using anadisk to
> explore each disk. I also have teledisk and disk22.
While the CoCo (Color Computer) was a TRS-80, it's *not* the kind of
TRS-80 that the Genie was a (semi)clone of.
You want to check on groups for the TRS 80 Model I.
And the CocCo definitely didn't run CP/M. For that matter, what makes
you thinkl the disks *are* CP/M disks? There were a lot of OSes for
those boxes and CP/M *wasn't* the most popular.
> I am getting on ok with Anadisk, but I would like to know I am
> searching each disk fully, and not just one sector. If I do a Sector
> - edit, and then let the arrow progress to the end of the disk, with
> my finger on F10 to read the next bit, am I actually covering every
> sector or only everything on one sector?
Given that a lot of word procesor files, especially back then, will
look like gibberish if you don't access them via the correct program,
you are going to need a TRS-80 emulator of some sort to really check
the disks. A Genie emulator (if there is one) would be better.
Leonard Erickson (aka shadow)
shadow at shadowgard dot com
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