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    November 10th, 2019, 10:28 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread Sysgen in CP/M and MP/M
    Yesterday and today, I made the needed changes to my 2k monitor and then tried the new 3 track system CP/M disks. Didn't work. I scratched my head...
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    November 8th, 2019, 12:56 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread Sysgen in CP/M and MP/M
    What a day, seems I was being deviled at each turn. Sometimes it happens, but I did have some success in between the folly. I did manage to un-index...
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    November 8th, 2019, 09:25 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread Sysgen in CP/M and MP/M
    I was not aware of it. I give it a try after lunch. Thanks Mike
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    November 8th, 2019, 09:16 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread Sysgen in CP/M and MP/M
    I checked my directory offset and I did have it set at 2. Changed it to 3. Re assembled my BIOS and added it to the CPM60.COM file. Again I checked...
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    November 7th, 2019, 02:36 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread Sysgen in CP/M and MP/M
    Well...... today I made some progress on the 3 reserved track CP/M disk. Experimented with MOVCPM. I tried a couple of different relocate addresses,...
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    November 7th, 2019, 09:48 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread Sysgen in CP/M and MP/M
    Mike. thanks for bringing this up. I did not think about the fact that my existing disks would have a problem with the new system. I could rebuild...
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    November 6th, 2019, 11:37 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread Sysgen in CP/M and MP/M
    Jon, 4 or 5 years ago, when I first decided to install my CP/M 2.2 on my home made 8080 machine. I had to write the get/put system programs. I didn't...
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    November 6th, 2019, 10:19 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread Sysgen in CP/M and MP/M
    Is he still with us? I really like his book. It is by far the best CP/M book I have. Seems that it is very readable for me, which translates to I can...
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    November 6th, 2019, 09:53 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread Sysgen in CP/M and MP/M
    I've always been leery of people with more than two names. Still not used to telephone area codes. Had a hard time advancing to 7 digits much less...
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    November 6th, 2019, 08:17 AM
    Mike_Z started a thread Sysgen in CP/M and MP/M
    I'm getting ready to expand my BIOS on my CP/M 2.2 machine. So, I have been spending some time collecting the necessary information and programs I'll...
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    November 5th, 2019, 12:39 PM
    Well.... we will try them. I purchased some of the FloppiClene. I was a little taken back by the shipping cost, it was 150% of the cost of the...
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    November 4th, 2019, 03:34 PM
    Is there such a thing for an 8 inch drive? Mike
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    November 4th, 2019, 01:23 PM
    Dwight, I have cleaned the heads of my drives. I use a little rubbing alcohol on a Q tip. But not that often. I suppose that I should do it a little...
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    November 4th, 2019, 11:08 AM
    I have an old DOS machine with an 8 inch drive connected to it. This way I can save all the 8" data on a newer hard disk. Should I lose something, I...
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    November 3rd, 2019, 03:50 PM
    When new media is scarce, you have to use what you can get. Mike
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    November 3rd, 2019, 10:34 AM
    Physically, all these disks look to be in good shape. They all have a envelope cover. The media looks nice, no dusting. The box must have been kept...
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    November 3rd, 2019, 09:00 AM
    By the way, I have a copy if IMD which can write an image to a disk. I wonder whether or not it verifies after the copy. I'm have to investigate a...
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    November 3rd, 2019, 08:52 AM
    OK, where would I find 'SyDupe'? do you think that bit saver would have it? Mike
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    November 3rd, 2019, 08:33 AM
    Chuck, I copied Word Star to two disks and WS seemed to work fine, but that doesn't test each sector. What I'm thinking about is a program that...
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    November 3rd, 2019, 07:59 AM
    Recently I picked up a box full of 8 inch floppy disks. Mostly SSSD and DSSD, maybe 50 or so. I want to use them with my CP/M 2.2 machine that has...
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    October 23rd, 2019, 08:00 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread Friden Flexowriter SFD in DEC
    I've never hear the term 'echoplexing', so I googled it. And some music was presented. Apparently, an Echoplexer was a audio tape delay system, built...
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    October 23rd, 2019, 07:01 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread Friden Flexowriter SFD in DEC
    Dave, I have a couple of older machines. Currently, I have the Flexowriter connected to my homemade 8080 CPM2.2 machine. Once I have the converter...
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    October 21st, 2019, 04:57 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread Friden Flexowriter SFD in DEC
    Thanks, I'll give those ideas a try in my next program. Mike
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    October 21st, 2019, 04:48 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread Friden Flexowriter SFD in DEC
    OK, so if the user typed A>DIR The computer would not echo back anything, but the computer would execute the command. In this case, computer...
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    October 21st, 2019, 04:12 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread Friden Flexowriter SFD in DEC
    Apparently a colon followed by a capitol D must mean some kind of face. Mike
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    October 21st, 2019, 04:01 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread Friden Flexowriter SFD in DEC
    OK, but how exactly did it double print? Like this? AA::DDIIRR or A:DIR A:DIR Did the computer wait until a CRLF and then echo back...
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    October 21st, 2019, 03:35 PM
    Mike_Z started a thread Friden Flexowriter SFD in DEC
    The vintage automobile season is not over, but we have had some rather cool weather. A hard frost has caused the trees to begin shedding their...
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Retired Old Steam Power Plant Engineer
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