CP/M and Imsai

From: Bill Sudbrink <wh.sudbrink_at_verizon.net>
Date: Tue Apr 2 22:46:39 2002

> This is the S-100 world you've entered, not the PC world. The BIOS doesn't go
> into an EPROM, and you don't buy the BIOS. If you can't find one written for
> your EXACT hardware environment, which you usually can't, you have to write it
> yourself. Then you have to incorporate it into a bootable image of CP/M and
> then find a way to propagate it onto a bootable diskette.
> That will require some study and some effort. Hopefully you're endowed with
> enogh free time and interested enough in the related tasks to get that done.

You should add that it is a real kick when you finally get
everything right and the sucker actually boots and works!

All of my boxes that run CP/M run 2.2 built from the source
found at the "unofficial CP/M web site":


Finding a build environment is left as an exercise for the reader.
Received on Tue Apr 02 2002 - 22:46:39 BST

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