How to "import" outside files into disk images

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Luposian
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How to "import" outside files into disk images

Post by Luposian » Mon 15 Jul, 2019 5:48 pm

I've got PCEm running with CP/M-86 1.1, but there are files I want to work with, in CP/M, that I can't figure out how to get into a blank disk image (say a 160kB) from Windows 10.

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te_lanus
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Re: How to "import" outside files into disk images

Post by te_lanus » Mon 15 Jul, 2019 6:17 pm

You could try Winimage: http://www.winimage.com/download.htm

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JohnElliott
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Re: How to "import" outside files into disk images

Post by JohnElliott » Mon 15 Jul, 2019 6:25 pm

Winimage won't work for CP/M-86. cpmtools can access CP/M-86 disk images; you'll then need to replace its diskdefs file with the one from here. To copy a file in, use a command like

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cpmcp -f ibmpc-514ss diskimage file 0:
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cpmcp -f ibmpc-514ss diskimage 0:file .

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Re: How to "import" outside files into disk images

Post by JohnElliott » Tue 23 Jul, 2019 6:44 am

Alternatively you could put your files on a 360k DOS-format disk image and use a transfer program under emulation to get them onto a CP/M-format disk.

If you boot DOS Plus 1.2, that can natively access disks in 360k DOS and 160k CP/M formats, so you could transfer your files using COPY or any other utility.

Or you can boot from an MSDOS disk image and use the "FILE XFER UTILITIES" at http://www.cpm.z80.de/binary.html to copy files between DOS-format and CP/M-format disks.

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