July 2008 Archives

CP/M on the Apple III

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To avoid cluttering up the forums with my retro computing fluff, I decided to reclaim my blog and actually use it for something - it’s been a year since I’ve touched it. I’ll still post the occasional IRIX tidbit as they come along, but right now I’m having a lot of fun with retrocomputing in general. For those that come here just for the IRIX news items, you should be able to collate them via the category options.

On that note, I finally managed to chase down the CP/M diskette for the Microsoft SoftCard III.

After buying a bare SoftCard III on eBay last May, I’d put out a call on the Vintage Computer Forum hoping to find a diskette/disk image/what-have-you, but came up empty. Unbelievably, a factory original diskette showed up on eBay, and I was even able to grab it for less than $10.

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The diskette boots just fine:

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The next task is to figure out a way to backup the diskette and create an image file. SOS didn’t want anything to do with it when I tried to duplicate it that way; ditto for the Apple IIgs (it just wanted to format it). I’m going to try ADTPro but first need to build or buy the proper serial cable.

If anyone has any suggestions on the best method to copy and archive this diskette, please let me know.

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