[Coladam] Transferring ADAM tape/disk images to physical media

Kevin Powers kjpmail at gmail.com
Fri Aug 3 17:37:41 CEST 2012


How do you get a serial port on the ADAM?


On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 11:30 AM, geoffrey oltmans <oltmansg at bellsouth.net>wrote:

> ah yes... you can definitely do it over a serial connection if you have
> access to a serial port on the ADAM. I've used MEX or IMP in TDOS for
> this... I've only ever done it using a DDP as temporary storage for the
> image before transferring to disk, or a hard disk. Someone else might have
> another approach that works as well.
>
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> *From:* Kevin Powers <kjpmail at gmail.com>
> *To:* geoffrey oltmans <oltmansg at bellsouth.net>
> *Cc:* coladam at adamcon.org
> *Sent:* Fri, August 3, 2012 10:22:44 AM
> *Subject:* Re: [Coladam] Transferring ADAM tape/disk images to physical
> media
>
> No means of accomplishing this over a serial connection?
>
>
> On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 11:11 AM, geoffrey oltmans <oltmansg at bellsouth.net>wrote:
>
>> Disks are relatively easy, provided you have an old MS-DOS or linux PC
>> laying around (286-486 machine is perfect) with a double density 5.25"
>> floppy drive. I don't recommend using a HD 5.25" drives due to the narrower
>> head width even though they will write at DD speeds/track positions since
>> it makes for trickier tracking, but it is possible to use those as well.
>> The reason too for using an older computer is that newer ones don't have
>> disk controllers in them that support Double Density disk formats very
>> well. There is a program floating around called 22DISK that is excellent
>> for transferring ADAM CP/M disk formats. Otherwise, for regular ADAM disk
>> media you can use the utilities on Marcel de Kogel's ADAMem distribution
>> site (the DCOPY and CONVDISK programs). DCOPY is what I used to transfer my
>> collection onto the PC since everything I have now is single sided. In
>> Linux you can use the dd command.
>>
>> Tapes are little trickier unless you have a disk drive capable of doing
>> double sided or a 3.5" drive. The reason for this is because digital data
>> pack images are 256k in size and a standard single sided, double density
>> disk can only do 160kb. Once you get a DDP image file onto the disk there
>> is a utility in CP/M or TDOS which will let you write a disk/tape image
>> back to the original media (I think it's called clone21, but someone can
>> check me on that).
>>
>>
>>
>> ------------------------------
>> *From:* Kevin Powers <kjpmail at gmail.com>
>> *To:* coladam at adamcon.org
>> *Sent:* Fri, August 3, 2012 9:14:14 AM
>> *Subject:* [Coladam] Transferring ADAM tape/disk images to physical media
>>
>> Is it possible to transfer an ADAM tape (or disk) image to physical media?
>> How is this done?  I'm familiar with the process on the Apple II, but are
>> there transfer programs (similar to ADTPro on the Apple II) and serial
>> connectors (similar to the Super Serial Card on the Apple II) available
>> for
>> the ADAM?
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