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monahan_z
March 1st, 2011, 11:08 AM
Just FYI, I have written up a step by step set of
instructions for installing CPM3 on a floppy disk system. The current
writeup is for a very simple "Non-Banked" system. I will later enlarge
upon this for a "Banked" system and for a more extensive IDE drive
hard disk system. See:-

http://s100computers.com/Software%20Folder/CPM3%20BIOS%20Installation/CPM3%20BIOS%20Software.htm

Klee
March 1st, 2011, 02:58 PM
VERY COOL!!

I am planning on installing a version of cpm on a 8088 xt clone that I have all the parts gathered .

I have also downloaded a ton of cpm docs and have done a bit of reading but this does show a very good overview on how its done , of course the 8088 will be a bit different.

Ive installed a version on a 486 via a premade 1.44 floppy image but i'm wanting tho get down and dirty and do it from scratch.

monahan_z
March 2nd, 2011, 10:54 AM
Klee, I am currently doing a S-100 8086 board. (Prototype already done and working. I have it going with CPM86+) however it will be a month or so until I can get around to writing that stuff up. -- Lots to do! However stay tuned.

John

Klee
March 2nd, 2011, 05:53 PM
Klee, I am currently doing a S-100 8086 board. (Prototype already done and working. I have it going with CPM86+) however it will be a month or so until I can get around to writing that stuff up. -- Lots to do! However stay tuned.

John

On a related note have you seen this site yet?
http://www.schorn.ch/cpm/intro.php

monahan_z
March 6th, 2011, 09:20 PM
I have now added an update (towards the end of the article) describing how to build a Banked version of CPM3.
Also included two short Videos
Enjoy

Klee
March 7th, 2011, 06:20 AM
I aleady watched them yesterday. ;)

atod
March 8th, 2011, 10:52 PM
Nice write up! I like the images showing how banking works and memory layout. Very useful!

monahan_z
March 16th, 2011, 05:13 PM
I have now written a writeup about installing CPM3 (Banked or Non-Banked) on a hard disk system. This completes the set with instructions for installing CPM3 on a floppy and/or hard disk system. Took way more time than I expected!
Here is the link:-
http://s100computers.com/Software%20Folder/CPM3%20BIOS%20Installation/CPM3%20HDISK%20BIOS%20Software.htm

Klee
March 17th, 2011, 05:27 PM
Good work and thanks for the better CP/M -3.0 manuals.

I thought about trying it out on the 8088 clone that's running CP/M-86 now but after reading the manual I had visions of being found curled up in a fetal position slowly rocking back and forth mumbling unintelligibly.:lol:

monahan_z
March 17th, 2011, 11:47 PM
You are welcome Klee. FYI, We are currently doing a 8086 S-100 board. I am running CPM86+ and when the hardware is done I will try and write the software up as well.
BTW, the manuals are from the hard work of PC Pete (http://www.audiography.com.au/Software/Downloads.htm)
John