8" floppy project

From: ben franchuk <bfranchuk_at_jetnet.ab.ca>
Date: Tue Aug 10 22:12:34 2004

Fred Cisin wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Aug 2004, ben franchuk wrote:
>>Yes, but try and find it today. Fig forth is for the 8080 and 6502 with I/O
>>supplied by the user and ASM source. While I suspect you can get a
>>version for the 8088 I don't expect you can get the source for it.
>>Read keyboard, test keyboard ready, print to screen, read disk block,
>>write disk block I think is all that is needed.
> If that's all that you need, we can do it trivially with calls
> to the BIOS ROM at Int16h, 16h, 10h, 13h, and 13h.

But then again is not the whole point is it not to bypass the BIOS?
Also I suspect fig-forth is limited to the tiny model on the 8088 with about
32k for the basic system.
Received on Tue Aug 10 2004 - 22:12:34 BST

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