[Coladam] tdos question

Joe Blenkle jblenkle at sacnews.net
Fri Feb 13 01:48:34 CET 2009


So if TDOS isn't configured for the right drive size it would do that? I haven't used it very much so I really don't know what I'm doing. I do remember a configuration program, however, so maybe I should be messing with that beofre I try to get my files from CP/M disks to TDOS disks.

thanks

Joe B.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Dale Wick 
  To: jblenkle at sacnews.net ; coladam at adamcon.org 
  Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 12:36 PM
  Subject: RE: [Coladam] tdos question


  The answer is a qualified yes.
   
  It turns out in TDOS it supports more than one format.  The formats are: 160k, 320k, 360k and 1.2MB 5.25" disks and then several 3.5" disk formats.  If you have your TDOS set for 360k in the B: drive, you won't be able to read it since the directory/fat (file allocation table) appears in the wrong place.
   
  There is a tool called dsksz (Disk Size) that you can use to temporarily change the format that the B: drive expects to see. At least I think that's what it is called.  It should have come with your TDOS utilities.
   
  Dale

  > From: jblenkle at sacnews.net
  > To: coladam at adamcon.org
  > Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 14:36:41 -0800
  > Subject: [Coladam] tdos question
  > 
  > Can TDOS read ADAM CP/M 2.2 disks directly? If I stick a TDOS disk in drive A: and boot it and a regular CP/M disk in B: and try to do a directory I get a TDOS ERROR ON B: MISSING MEDIA error message.
  > 
  > thanks
  > 
  > Joe B.
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