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Thx1138
April 9th, 2011, 08:19 AM
Hi,

I've been scratching around, looking at the resources listed here but I can't work out whether or not I'm likely to be able to acquire or create the CP/M systems disks that would have originally come with the Commodore C128D.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Charlie

carlsson
April 9th, 2011, 03:12 PM
It seems the disk images are here:
http://zimmers.net/anonftp/pub/cbm/demodisks/c128/index.html

Since those are D64 images, I suppose you need an actual 1541/1571 floppy drive or some other means to transfer the disk images to the target computer. You can not expect to be able to write them with any 5.25" drive you find in an old PC.

Thx1138
April 11th, 2011, 12:13 AM
Thank Anders,

I know you can get cables that let you connect the Commodore drives to the parallel port of a PC, I wonder if I could do it that way? I'll have to give it some more thought, I've yet to establish a way of transferring stuff from the PC to the 128.

Charlie

carlsson
April 11th, 2011, 01:46 AM
Yes, the cable you refer to is an X-series cable, e.g. XM1541 or XA1541 when it comes to using a modern PC.

dabone
April 11th, 2011, 02:55 AM
There is now a modern transfer cable that uses usb and is much more compatible. (The parallel cables have fits with alot of motherboards and different os).
It's called the zoom floppy. Jim brain sells them over at retro innovations for 35.00


Later,
dabone