[Coco] model 4 cp/m
dano at agora.rdrop.com
Sat Jan 6 17:35:26 EST 2007
> *Anyone* still using CP/M (or a C128 for that matter!:) is kinda
> strange. ;-) But hey, you've got a Commodore that writes disks that
> other machines can read!
Now it's official :) Of course, you need a 1571/1581 drive to actually
read/write standard disks. Honestly I don't *use* it much, but do have
> Yes, file transfer across different architectures is an issue for
> me. ;-)
With the model 4? I thought Apple and Commodore using the older drive
were the only weird disk formats out there. Though, any more, 8" floppy
or single density could cause trouble.
> I've always wondered: Can you use C128 CP/M to transfer files to/from
> native Commodore disks?
I think there is a way to do that, though honestly I never tried as CP/M
is the only thing I've got on C128 disk that I need to read/write. I did
transfer files in Kaypro format (I think) as both the C128 and PC could
Speaking of weird, I always thought it would be need to get an XT running
CP/M using an NEC V20 in 8080 mode :) That'd make writing those CP/M
disks on the PC a little easier!
> A C128 running CP/M pretends to be a Kaypro, right? As far as CP/M
> goes that's a fairly sane machine.
It's not a bad machine, I think it uses the kaypro disk format as one of
the prefered formats, but is it's own beast otherwise. It's got a good
keyboard and 80x24 video, but unfortunatly came along a little too late to
be of much use as a "business" computer.
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