Looking for North star software
cisin at xenosoft.com
Mon Jul 2 22:31:30 CDT 2018
>> BUT, the Horizon can also manage 8" drives (SSSD soft-sector CP/M
>> standard!) with appropriate controller, or use other S100 FDC boards.
On Mon, 2 Jul 2018, allison via cctalk wrote:
> Really? not any of the MDS (SD or DD) controllers as they only know hard
> sector.Â Â Â A Soft sector controller with rom
> on board then the situation changes.Â Plan B isÂ a CPU with local eprom
> and use that as the system monitor to boot
> stuff to disk.
> The standard NS controllers have only a small rom enough to boot a NS SD
> or DD floppy using their controller
> where the roms are.
> . . .
> Â Â The older
> of mine runs a MDC4 765 based soft sector
> controller and is an active highly modded CPM system.Â The other is
> vanilla and tucked away.
Really, I just assumed that you could install a non-NorthStar disk
controller, in addition to the stock one, or maybe instead, in order to
be able to do soft-sector.
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