[sebhc] H89 stuff - DD drives on XP...

Steve Thatcher melamy at earthlink.net
Thu Jul 29 15:39:31 CDT 2004

just a quick note on dd 5 1/4 drives on XP systems...

I haven't had time to research completely, but I attempted just that before I had to fly out to the west coast. Bios had no problem with it, but the format menu for the drive in XP was blank. There were no options to handle the drive. Checking system told me that the drive was there and that it was working properly. I even tried at a dos prompt to do the normal format command with parameters for the 40 track drive and that did not work.

When I get back next week, I will look into it further, but the first take was that XP didn't know what a DD disk was.

best regards, Steve Thatcher

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Shkabara <peter59 at sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Jul 29, 2004 1:29 PM
To: sebhc at sebhc.org
Subject: RE: [sebhc] H89 stuff - DOS LU

Jack, I guess I am getting senile! I already have LU for the PC on my
computer and did use it some time ago. All of my CP/M stuff is already on
the PC so no problem from that end. As for the 8-inch drive, I had no more
files on 8-inch, and I had no device to operate it with in any case.

My next task will be to see if I can write to Heath format CP/M disks with
my XP machine. I will first connect the 5.25 inch 40 track drive that I
still have.

peter59 at sbcglobal.net - http://www.geocities.com/anapro.geo/

> -----Original Message-----
> Take a look at
> http://www.eunet.bg/simtel.net/msdos/arcutils.html -
> looks like lu.zip will do what you want (read LU files
> under DOS) but that assumes that you can physically
> get the files to your XP machine (null modem or ?) - I
> hope they aren't on 8" disks, now that you've sold
> your drive!! ;>)
> Jack

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