Bootstrapping a CP/M system to usability :)

From: Gary Hildebrand <>
Date: Thu Jul 18 06:38:01 2002

Doc Shipley wrote:

> So let me get this straight. I have a 128D, with an external 1541.
> Assuming that the 6-pin DIN male-male cable that came with it is right,
> I can format a DSDD floppy in the 1541, and read files from a 360k DOS
> floppy to the Commodore-formatted disk.

AFAIK, that would work, but I'd probably stay in a DSDD format to get
more room for files. The native 1541 GCR recording is single sided
only. For all practical purposes yo should have 2 1571 type drives for
cp/m. And keep in mind that the 1541 is slower than molasses in January
for data output.
> In my googling for the pinout of the above-mentioned cable, I came
> across some plans & software to attach a 1541 drive to a PCs parallel
> port. Has anybody tried it?
> Doc

Is that the X1541 cable and software? Haven't tried it yet.

Gary Hildebrand
St. Joseph, MO
Received on Thu Jul 18 2002 - 06:38:01 BST

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