80-Bus News


Summer 1985, Volume 4, Issue 2

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An optional facility for use with BIOS 3.2 is a utility called IBMCOPY. Now this program allows a system that can cope with 48 tpi, 40 track single or double sided disks to initialise, read and write, IBM PC 8 sector or 9 sector, single or double sided, PCDOS disks. This will be of great use to people who have a PCDOS machine at work, and a Gemini at home, as they will be able to transfer data to and from those different machines, or even to Superbrain or DEC! Remember though that the PCDOS programs themselves will be of little use, unless you have a Gemini GM888 board and have implemented PCDOS on that.

BIOS 3.2 has been supplied with standard Gemini CP/M’s from about June this year. Owners of earlier CP/M’s can get theirs upgraded by returning their original Gemini master disk to their dealer who will return it to Gemini for upgrade. Cost £30.00 plus VAT.

Well, that just about wraps it up for this time, back to the beginning, this is another 6500 words on the total assuming no-one goes mad with a blue pencil. Let me think, at fourpence a word, thats …

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