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May 19th, 2016, 02:49 PM
I am working with an original IBM 5150 which boots CP/M-86 correctly from floppy disk. I would like to add a serial port communication program. I am setup OK for transferring files to CPM formatted disks with another machine. So far the best communication program I have found is something called 'MODEM9'. However this program is rather limited. My preference would be for something like PROCOMM or KERMIT or something else...? Can anyone suggest a good available option which can be downloaded somewhere as a binary ready to go? Thanks, Michael

May 19th, 2016, 03:34 PM
There was a Kermit port to CP/M-86, you could try and get that up and going. I got it transferred to my NEC APC but had trouble getting the APC's serial port going -- couldn't find schematics at the time.

May 19th, 2016, 05:32 PM
Move-IT Communication System is what you need. It's made to transfer files to/from the IBM PC to CP/M systems of the same era. There were Move-It versions for many CP/M systems. Move-It is a CP/M 86 native program, one of the few CP/M 86 software packages I know of made to run on an IBM 5150.



May 20th, 2016, 02:58 AM
Thank you for the suggestion to try using "MOVE-IT". I was able to find a copy of the program here: http://pcsauro.altervista.org/CPM.PHP

This program has a configuration menu program for choosing your machine and operating parameters. (BTW: It includes the Rainbow 100.) I found that the main program is already configured for the IBM-PC running CP/M-86... so simply typing "MOVE-IT" from the console boots the program as shown in the attached screenshot. Thanks again! Michael


May 20th, 2016, 04:39 AM
Here is a link to a PDF file of the manual for MOVE-IT, as found on another website


May 21st, 2016, 03:36 AM
Does anyone know where the IBM PC-DOS version of "MOVE-IT" can be found? I've not been able to find it using search engines. The only copy I have found available is on EBAY for $100. Thanks! Michael

May 21st, 2016, 06:09 AM
Check http://www.cpm.z80.de/randyfiles/DRI/
inside the MOVE-IT zip file found there there should be three versions, one which is for DOS.