CP/M conversion

From: John Ruschmeyer <jruschme_at_exit109.com>
Date: Tue Feb 3 21:16:38 1998

At 07:52 pm 2/3/98 -0300, you wrote:
> Does anyone know of a conversion utiliy which will convert files from a
>CP/M machine to Mac format? There is someone here willing to part with his
>Kaypro 4 but needs to convert his old files first. I know there is a
>conversion utility for CP/M to DOS, which then can be converted to Mac, but
>then you would lose all the long filenames. A CP/M to Mac would be
>preferable, any ideas?

Direct conversion? No... not unless you count something like a serial port
transfer using kermit or Zmodem.

The big problem is that 5.25" drives are very unsual in the Mac world and
what little software there is that supports them is all targeted towards
reading old PC disks. (Though I would *love* to see someone write an
equivalent of 22Disk that used to old Apple PC Drive Card.)

The closest to a Mac-only solution that I've seen is to run 22Disk on a
Mac286 board with an Apple 5.25" PC Drive connected. It's still a PC-based
solution, but can actually read some single-density formats.

As for the "long filenames", don't worry about a PC transfer. CP/M had the
same 8.3 format as MS-DOS, so nothing would be lost.

Received on Tue Feb 03 1998 - 21:16:38 GMT

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