Northstar File Transfer from PC

From: Dwight K. Elvey <>
Date: Mon May 5 16:24:01 2003

Hi Marvin
 Maybe this isn't exactly what you are looking for
but I'm currently working on some software to transfer
entire disk images through the serial port of a H89
to a PC. I have another friend checking out my first
version, now. I hope to do a similar things for the
N*'s as soon as I get one of these machines up and
running ( on my list of things to do ).
 I suppose that once the image is on the PC, one can
modify the image to include any new files, one wants
and then transfer it back to the N*. It isn't a nice
direct method but my main intent is to get some way
to send disk images over the net and not specifically
individual files.
 I haven't fiddled with the N* at all and don't
know a lot about it. The H89 has a simple monitor that
I use to hand enter a simple bootstrap program. With
this, I bring in the rest of the code to run the disk
drive. Does the N* have a ROM based monitor?
 I also have a similar setup for my Poly88 but that is
setup for getting code into the Poly88 and tape from the PC.
I used this to create code to do the various tape
copying functions. I can read code from a cassette
tape, transfer it through the serial to the PC and
later feed it back through the serial to the Poly88
to write back onto tape. I use a similar bootstrapping
code to get things started, through the Poly's monitor.

>From: "Marvin Johnston" <>
>What is the procedure for transfering files to and from a PC using N*
>DOS? For text from the N* to the PC, no problem, just print it out to
>the terminal (a DOS machine) and capture it. But what about going the
>other way, wanting to get information back to the N*? Any information
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