[Coladam] More fun adventures in CP/M
bytehacker at tallcedarskennels.com
Sat Feb 27 05:32:51 CET 2010
Joe, the emulator sets up for 4 disk drives and 2 tape drives. Seems to
be that's the way it's configured. TDOS sets up a system with whatever
drives and drive sizes were connected when it was installed on that
particular disk. That can mean trouble when you try to run TDOS on
another system that is not similarly equipped to the one where it was
You can find out what drives and sizes TDOS is expecting to find by
If you try to access a drive that the emulator says it is supposed to
have, but you haven't assigned a disk image to it, TDOS will give you a
"missing media" error message.
Gets kinda confusing. The other thing is (and I think I mentioned this
on here already) that if you want to use a 1.4 Meg or 720K disk for
TDOS, you have to use FLUSHDIR.COM to initialize the directory.
Otherwise you get gibberish when you type DIR.
On Tue, 2010-02-23 at 09:56 -0800, Joe Blenkle wrote:
> Steve, that may well be. I'm trying to copy files between a 160k TDOS disk
> and a 320K TDOS disk. It took me forever just to get it configured so it
> would format the 320K disk correctly. Perhaps it is misleading when the
> 40TDOS45 program tells you to pick the drive sizes. It says "Maximum size of
> drive"...so I picked all 320K drives. Maybe you have to pick the "exact"
> size of the drive.
> I also don't understand why it sets your system up for four disk drives when
> I only have two installed. It also supposedly sets the RAMDRIVE as Drive G,
> but I don't seem to be able to access it either.
> I'll keep trying!!!
> Joe B.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Steve Pitman" <swp at cinci.rr.com>
> To: "Ronald Mitchell" <bytehacker at tallcedarskennels.com>; "Joe Blenkle"
> <jblenkle at sacnews.net>
> Cc: <coladam at adamcon.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 7:30 AM
> Subject: Re: [Coladam] More fun adventures in CP/M
> >I suspect that the TDOS image you are booting isn't configured to see the
> >B: drive properly. That was always the most difficult thing when dealing
> >with TDOS or CP/M, anytime you use a different size media or drive you
> >have to reconfigure the OS to recognize the drive properly.
> > Ron, Virtual Adam has been tested in Vista and Windows 7 and ran fine but
> > there were a couple of people that had problems like you are having. They
> > were permissions related, I use XP so I probably won't be much help with
> > troubleshooting but maybe right click on the installer and run it as
> > administrator?
> > For one person we just skipped the installer altogether and that fixed the
> > problem, I just e-mailed him the files in zip format and he extracted them
> > to a folder. I can send them to you in that format if you'd like.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Ronald Mitchell" <bytehacker at tallcedarskennels.com>
> > To: "Joe Blenkle" <jblenkle at sacnews.net>
> > Cc: <coladam at adamcon.org>
> > Sent: Monday, February 22, 2010 11:22 PM
> > Subject: Re: [Coladam] More fun adventures in CP/M
> >> No idea at all.
> >> Haven't had the problem with Adamem under my usual setup. But then I
> >> haven't been using Virtual Adam.
> >> I'm using a Mac, and the only way I can run Virtual ADAM there is
> >> under the Q-Emulator with Windows 2000. (Talk about a real house of
> >> cards). Unfortunately, it runs slower than Canadian Molasses uphill in
> >> January. However, I was able to boot the two TDOS disk images I
> >> recently prepared, and successfully copy files from one disk to the
> >> other and back using the COPY command. Slow, but it worked.
> >> So I took my VISTA box out of storage, (1.8 GIG processor and 1 Gig
> >> or RAM) and downloaded Virtual ADAM there. Couldn't load any disk
> >> images at all. Kept getting an "Error 5" when attempting to boot
> >> either a TDOS image or an EOS image.
> >> So I shall have to figure out what that is all about. Meantime, I'm
> >> not really able to answer your question.
> >> Leave it with me. Maybe somebody else on here has a thought or two.
> >> Ron
> >> On 21-Feb-10, at 12:16 PM, Joe Blenkle wrote:
> >>> Any clue why when I try to copy files between TDOS disks using
> >>> Virtual ADAM I get I/O Error?
> >>> I type in:
> >>> COPY A:FILENAME.COM B:
> >>> and when I press ENTER it just says:
> >>> I/O Error
> >>> thanks
> >>> Joe B.
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