Model II software...

From: Don Maslin <>
Date: Wed Dec 2 22:59:18 1998

On Wed, 2 Dec 1998, Arfon Gryffydd wrote:

> Hey guys.....
> I have a bunch of TRS-80 Model II 8" software discs with original programs
> on them..... Anyone have a clue as to how to Archive them?????

Well, it depends on what you mean by archive. Also, whether you simply
want to save the programs or an image of a bootable disk. Then there is
also the matter of what the format of the disks is. (Does that mean it
depends on what the meaning of "is" is?)

First, you obviously need an 8" drive connected to a PC. (See the CP/M
FAQ for the connections.) Then, if you want to get the image to other
than 8" disks, you can transfer the disk image to 5.25" HD using Sydex'
AnaDisk, irrespective of whether it is TRSDOS or CP/M.

If CP/M, Sydex' 22Disk will permit copying the files to the media of your
choice. If TRSDOS, I draw a blank.

If your intent is to archive disk images to hard disk storage, the only
program that I am aware of that will do this is Sydex' TeleDisk. It has
been off shareware for about six years, but there are still copies about.
Of course, there is a commercial version available for $150.

This just touches the high points, but may give you some ideas.

                                                 - don

> "Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build
> bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce
> bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning." -- Rich Cook
Received on Wed Dec 02 1998 - 22:59:18 GMT

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