The TRS-80 Journey Continues

Bill Degnan billdegnan at
Tue May 10 20:45:00 CDT 2022

are you running montezuma CP/M?

On Tue, May 10, 2022 at 9:39 PM Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
<cctalk at> wrote:
> Well, I hope this doesn't sound too stupid but I have searched all
> the manuals I have and the web as well with no luck.
> How do I make a bootable floppy from a running hard disk system?
> Not copy an image to a floppy but build a bootable floppy disk
> on a real running system.  I know it can be done because we had
> to do it all the time in the good old days.  You couldn't just
> make repeated copies of the original because BACKUP only worked
> on disks of exactly the same format and we used to change physical
> disks all the time.  35 track, 40 track, 80 track, SS, DS, SDensity,
> DDensity.  I thought there was a single command to make the system
> part and then you just added the Utilities you wanted.
> Does anyone have instructions on how to do this?
> bill

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