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Any Cromemco owners/users out there?

MikeS

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Well strangely enough I have noticed that old versions of CDOS ... not only dont seem to support doubled sided and double density very clearly but also on booting head over to the A: drive.
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regards marcus.
Marcus: booting from other than drive A wasn't supported until CDOS 2.45 & Cromix 11.08.

See RDOS 2.50 Tech Note.

mike
 

billdeg

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It's an older version of CDOS that I assume thinks it's booting to the A drive. I need a newer version. (Anyone have a newer version of CDOS of 8" disk? I would be happy to mail a SASE to whomever can help).

In short, I theorize that:
1. there's a hardware AND software component to booting to any drive other than A.
2. You need to set the 16FDC to boot to an alternative drive, and it needs to have a new enough RDOS ROM to allow for this
3. once CDOS takes over, it needs to know to stay on the alternative drive.

Once I can get a newer version of CDOS, I can prove or disprove my theory.
 

CrosNest-SysOp

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Cromemco Z2D - if you please?

Cromemco Z2D - if you please?

Formerly the Sysop of the "CrosNest RCPM-RBBS" (which ran on my Cromemco Z2D -- 24x7 from 1977-to-1997). First in Silicon Valley, California, then during my 15-yr stay in France. Foolishly, I left it behind.

Am looking for a replacement: ZPU, 16FDC, PRI, 64K, and chassis - complete!
If anyone knows where to acquire same... ???
 

MikeS

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That pretty well sounds like a complete CDOS system (except for the FDD ;-)

What are these boxes worth these days? (especially to you ;-)

mike
 
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