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Sharkonwheels
February 6th, 2008, 09:29 AM
Anyone seen the Osborne 1 CBIOS and ROM source code in electronic format?
I know it's in the tech ref manuals, but that would be ALOT of typing.

I tried using Acrobat's OCR on what is out there, and it didn't fare so well...

Specifically, the 1.44 ROM and CBIOS

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Al Kossow
February 6th, 2008, 01:04 PM
have you looked at the images under
http://bitsavers.org/bits/Users_Groups/FOG/Osborne/

Sharkonwheels
February 6th, 2008, 01:13 PM
No I hadn't - thank you VERY much for that link.

You know, seriously, I don't think you get enough thanks for bitsavers...
Thanks for the tremendous amount of work you go through to do that.
It is MUCH appreciated.

:thumbs:


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nige the hippy
February 6th, 2008, 02:07 PM
I have the rom source from my own machine, but not the character generator rom, I can email it.
it's zipped intel hex.
edit - damn, bitsavers might have saved me a job!

nige the hippy
February 6th, 2008, 02:14 PM
looking at it.... perhaps this is a useful attachment after all!

Sharkonwheels
February 6th, 2008, 06:18 PM
Nige, I think that's actually the ROM image, like for burning out to EPROM or to use in emulation (mess).

Anyone seen the proper images for MESS? looks for osb144.bin osbchr.bin ?


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nige the hippy
February 7th, 2008, 01:38 AM
Sorry, I was not reading your original post correctly!
Yes it is the ROM image in intel hex for burning to eprom.
I was imagining that you had a possibly faulty ROM.

Sharkonwheels
February 7th, 2008, 08:52 AM
No problem - thanks for trying to assist, though.

I think that's what makes this place great - the community aspect.


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Sharkonwheels
February 7th, 2008, 11:46 AM
You know what would really be cool?
A tool like WinImage to open all the various CP/M disk images. I mean, some of these fine community programmers already know the formats, and can reproduce/image these disks at will - being able to open them in a Windows app similar to WinImage, to drag and drop stuff in or out of the images, would be the absolute cat's meow.

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Terry Yager
February 7th, 2008, 12:26 PM
Define "all"...??? (Just when you think you have them all covered, some obscure disk format will pop up). I'd be happy to settle for "most"...

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Sharkonwheels
February 7th, 2008, 12:55 PM
Well, you know what I mean...the major ones, at least.
Kaypro, Osborne, Morrow, Imasi/Altair...most of them are documented in 22Disk, right?

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Sharkonwheels
February 7th, 2008, 06:04 PM
have you looked at the images under
http://bitsavers.org/bits/Users_Groups/FOG/Osborne/

Unfortunately, those seem to be 77 track 8" SD images, and I haven't completed my imaging system. Got the 8" adapter, got the adaptec, got the 8" drives (in an Altos ACS-8000), just need the 8" drive cables (Digi-Key) and a system with an ISA bus for the Adaptec AHA-1542, and I should be good to go.

Anyone have the capability to extract the files from those 7 images?


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