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From: Gary Hildebrand <ghldbrd_at_ccp.com>
Date: Thu Aug 24 22:49:50 2000

Hello Ethan

On 24-Aug-00, you wrote:

> --- Gary Hildebrand <ghldbrd_at_ccp.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Finally found a good Commodore 128 for yours truly there. Is there in
>> midst a person who might have the cp/m boot disk for one? Or point me in
>> the right direction?
> I have an original C-128 CP/M boot disk in a box somewhere. How would I
> go about making an image with it? I've never had a working C-128, nor
> have I ever run CP/M from a Commodore (Kaypros, mostly), so I don't know
> what the low-level format of the disk is. If it's a standard format,
> something like 22DISK should be able to digest it, yes?
> Is there already a copy of this on funet?
> -ethan

The book saays that Commodore cp/m 3.0 supports several formats:

Commodore SS GCR (the standard C=64 format)

C-128 cp/m plus format (single sided)

Commodore DS GCR format

MFM disk formats:
Epson QX10, IBM-8 SS, IBM-8 DS, KayPor II,KayPro IV, and Osborne DD

I am not sure of which format is used for the system disk. I presume it is
commodre SS GCR, so it is compatible with any drive. Nothing further is
mentioned in my Programmers Reference Guide.

Gary Hildebrand
Box 6184
St. Joseph, MO 64506-0184
Received on Thu Aug 24 2000 - 22:49:50 BST

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