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Re: Z80 and SIO board running

Sorry, forgot the URL.  Please send updates on your build progress to
S100computers.com or make a new page at the N8VEM wiki.  New builders
will ask many of the same questions and experiences you are doing now
so recording your effort will help future builders.

Thanks and have a nice day!

Andrew Lynch


On Jan 29, 10:12 am, "Andrew Lynch" <lyn...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi Ken!  Thanks!  You may want to consider using the N8VEM SBC ROM image (23
> May 2008) as a basis for porting CP/M to your board.  Since the S-100 Z80
> CPU allows a boot ROM you can assemble your own ROM bootable CP/M image.
> All you have to do is update the CBIOS source code to reflect your own IO
> configuration.  The CBIOS assumes a standard 16C550 UART for console IO and
> uses RAM/ROM drives for block IO.  Those routines could be easily
> substituted with your own routines for your specific hardware.  Then you
> would have a "bare bones" CP/M 2.2 image booting you could use to bring in
> other more sophisticated CP/M images.
> This is just my "two cents" idea that may make it a bit easier for you.
> Please post any photos, code, and status as you progress.  Thanks and have a
> nice day!
> Andrew Lynch
>   _____  
> From: n8vem...@googlegroups.com [mailto:n8vem...@googlegroups.com] On
> Behalf Of Ken Robbins
> Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2011 12:54 PM
> To: n8vem...@googlegroups.com
> Subject: Re: [N8VEM-S100:49] Re: Z80 and SIO board running
> Thanks for the info guys. I'm currently in the cpm chicken/egg situation
> right now. I've been working on getting things going without cpm running and
> now I need to work on that. It's going to be a fun weekend.
> Ken  
> On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 3:34 PM, Andrew Lynch <lyn...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi!  Michael Haardt (N8VEM builder) has made these excellent CP/M tools for
> Windows to assist in the moving of files to and from CP/M disk images.
> We've used these for various N8VEM CP/M file manipulation and they work
> great!  Maybe they could be adapted for this application?
> The source code is available if anyone wants to take a whack at it.
> http://www.moria.de/~michael/cpmtools/
> Thanks and have a nice day!
> Andrew Lynch
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: n8vem...@googlegroups.com [mailto:n8vem...@googlegroups.com] On
> > Behalf Of John Monahan
> > Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2011 11:33 PM
> > To: n8vem...@googlegroups.com
> > Subject: RE: [N8VEM-S100:40] 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.