The TRS-80 Journey Continues

Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at
Wed May 11 19:11:25 CDT 2022

On 5/11/22 19:51, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote:
> On Wed, 11 May 2022, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote:
>> That's the way I have always known it to be. Thus why I said if
>> I work on a project to build boot floppies from hard disk systems
>> I will have to have a collection of BOOT Code for the various OSes
>> and know how they use it.  I guess the first thing I will need is
>> a program to read raw data from a floppy and another to write raw
>> data to a floppy.  This looks like a perfect job for PL/M.  :-)
> In the meantime (as a proof of concept?), you can manually read and 
> write sectors with SUPERZAP  ?

Wow, SuperZAP.  Time do build a System with NEWDOS80.  :-)

> and create a program in PL/M that makes boot floppies.

Well, at least to write the boot code to the disk.  Still have
to figure out what files need to be there for each OS and come
up with a way to copy them.  Hopefully as automated as possible.

But not right now as tomorrow I leave for Walter Reed Hospital.


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