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RE: [N8VEM-S100:38] Re: Z80 and SIO board running

Kenro, I'm running all my S100Computers.com  type  boards here at 10MHz (+
two I/O wait states). Cannot speak for other boards.

As it turns out I have just revisited the IDE board we did this time last
year.  I want to do a dual drive/ CD card version, so I have been thinking
about software for it again.  Am redoing the diagnostic program right now.
As to a kind of plug & play approach the issue, is it becomes equation of
benefit/effort. If it's to help people get around the chicken/egg  bringing
CPM up the first time from a PC I thinking perhaps dump everything on a
partitioned drive/CF card under MSDOS/windows and have a simple S-100
program suck it off one time to get CPM going.  This allows each person to
fine tune their BIOS etc. first.

For regular transfers once up, I describe here how I do it over a serial


Not pretty, but works very well.  Unfortunately I don't have the time to do
a proper Windows/CPM shared approach - I 'm hoping somebody else will.

-----Original Message-----
From: n8vem...@googlegroups.com [mailto:n8vem...@googlegroups.com] On
Behalf Of kenro
Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2011 5:07 PM
To: N8VEM-S100
Subject: [N8VEM-S100:38] Re: Z80 and SIO board running

I have the eprom/ram board working with 1M and have modified the monitor
program to work with the sio as the console. Last night I started checking
out the ide board and my Z80 board quit working.
After replacing a chip that died, it's running again. I tried an 8Mz osc and
things seem to work fine at that speed. Back to ide board. Any ideas on how
to load the flash drive from a pc?

On Jan 21, 5:11 pm, Ken Robbins <kenneth....@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks guys!
> On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 2:25 PM, John Monahan <mon...@vitasoft.org>
> >  I get mine locally Ken, but if you go to the Mouser web site and 
> > type extractors in the keyword they will come up. (overpriced however).
> >http://www.mouser.com/Search/Refine.aspx?Keyword=extractors
> > May want to search around
> > John
> > *From:* n8vem...@googlegroups.com 
> > [mailto:n8vem...@googlegroups.com] *On Behalf Of *Ken Robbins
> > *Sent:* Friday, January 21, 2011 1:41 PM
> > *To:* n8vem...@googlegroups.com
> > *Subject:* Re: [N8VEM-S100:31] Z80 and SIO board running
> > Do you have a source for the S-100 board extractors?
> > On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 9:57 AM, John Monahan <mon...@vitasoft.org>
> > Great, Congratulations Ken. Great way to start the new near!
> > John
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: n8vem...@googlegroups.com 
> > [mailto:n8vem...@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of kenro
> > Sent: Sunday, January 02, 2011 11:01 PM
> > To: N8VEM-S100
> > Subject: [N8VEM-S100:20] Z80 and SIO board running
> >   I have my S-100 Z80 board running with the Serial-IO in a very 
> > rudimentary fashion. These are the only 2 S100 boards I have at the 
> > moment and they are running in a old compupro case. I wrote test 
> > program that sends 'Hi!' to the serial port on reset and then echos 
> > back any character typed on the terminal. If the character is an 
> > 'A', diode A16 lights on the cpu otherwise A17 lights. Next board 
> > will be EPROM/RAM board.
> > Ken- Hide quoted text -
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