Olympia Olytext 20 OS question.

From: Ernest <ernestls_at_home.com>
Date: Tue Dec 21 10:06:54 1999

Hi Don. I may be able to get a copy of CP/M-80 but it won't be for my
specific system. That's the problem. I don't have the OS for it. That's why
I was curious about how difficult it would be to set up a generic copy of
CP/M to run on it. I've never assembled (?) CP/M for a computer, but I've
been reading a how to on doing it, and interested in giving it a shot. I'm
not even sure of how to load/run the system monitor to ID the various
address' but the thing is, as with anything, there's always a first time,
and you have to start somewhere.

-----Original Message-----
From: CLASSICCMP-owner_at_u.washington.edu
[mailto:CLASSICCMP-owner_at_u.washington.edu]On Behalf Of Don Maslin
Sent: Monday, December 20, 1999 10:43 AM
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Subject: Re: Olympia Olytext 20 OS question.

On Mon, 20 Dec 1999, Hans Franke wrote:

> > I have an Olympia Olytext 20 computer but I don't have the OS for it.
It's a
> > single board, Z-80 system, with a 3.5 inch FD. The manual said it used
> > CP/M-80 but I haven't been able to find any other information on the
> > or the OS.
> > No one that I've talked to knows anything about this PC, so I won't even
> > hope that anyone here would have the OS but... I'm wondering if there is
> > way to make a new copy of the OS for this system? If I can find out the
> > hardware addressing, etc., can CP/M 80 be made to run on it, and without
> > horrific amount of work? (I know, depends on what I consider a lot of
> > work.)I don't mind tedious, if it's do-able.
> The Olys did run eiter CP/M-80 2.x or one of two different
> propriatary OSes. I just have no Oly, so I can't supply
> any disks.
> Sorry
> H.
> --
> Der Kopf ist auch nur ein Auswuchs wie der kleine Zeh.
> H.Achternbusch
If anyone turns up a copy/copies of the operating system and can provide
it to me, perhaps I can be of help the next time!

                                                 - don
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