June 25, 2012 – TRS-80 CP/M Page Added

Since I am trying to sort through the unsorted TRS-80 CP/M files I have, I have created a TRS-80 CP/M page.


The project is somewhat of a bear because the ONLY way I have figured out how to get files ONTO a CP/M virtual disk, is to utilize a program called NWD80CPM written by Blandford Computers for the Genie III running under an emulated CP/M disk; and for some reason they require you to enter the CP/M Destination Disk, the NEWDOS/80 Source Disk, the NEWDOS/80 Filename (NO WILDCARDS, even though they are supported under CP/M), A yes/no as to whether you want to add line feeds to carriage returns, and then a yes/no that confirms that the disks are mounted … FOR EACH FILE. Should you run out of disk space at any point in this process, you must start over, as not exiting the program gracefully leaves a corrupted directory. It also will not process filenames which are illegal under NEWDOS/80 even if they are legal in CP/M. It will also error out if you attempt to copy a zero length file.

  
Montezuma Micro CP/M 64K System

NWD80CPM

3 Comments

  1. Have you tried MDUTRA’s Virtual Floppy Disk Manager? http://www.mdutra.com/vdisk

    You should be able to extract the files you want from one disk to your local HDD and the import the file(s) to another virtual disk of any format. Pretty cool utility!

    IRA: THE PROBLEM IS IMPORTING TO CP/M. NO UTILITY CAN DO THAT AT THIS POINT.

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  2. My method to get DOS files onto a virtual DSK disk:
    I have been using 22Disk to import Dos files to CPM diskettes.
    22Disk will format the real disk to the proper TRS80 CPM format.
    22Disk will copy DOS files to the real formatted CPM diskette.
    Now that I have a real CPM diskette, I use the Keil Emulator.
    Start Keil in Montezuma Micro CPM 2.2.
    Copy (with DUP) the real disk to a virtual DMK disk.
    The real FDD must be capable of reading the real CPM diskette.
    Trial and error to find the Disk22 CPM format that Keil can read.
    Once one is found, just keep using that format for 22Disk.
    Use Montezuma Micro CPM on Keil to changed the new DMK disk as desired.

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