My current CONFIG.SYS is:
Hope this didn’t bore the pants off you, Regards
P.S. It is now clear that once disks are formatted, the system is quite happy using just logical
drives A: and B:. It is probably unnecessary to have all those entries in the CONFIG.SYS file and I
shall experiment with using a batch file to do formatting and this will contain temporary parameters
and finish with a call to AUTOEXEC.BAT to restore normal system values.
P.P.S I’m not sure I can get at these values from a BAT file but I’m working on it.
80-BUS to/from Amstrad PC1512
by A.A. Bryan
This describes one method of transferring text and data files between a Nascom/Gemini hybrid
and an Amstrad PC1512 computer.
Assuming that the following Nascom/Gemini system configuration and software is available:–
Nascom 2 with
64k RAM and
disk system with 2 x 5.25″ Floppy Disk Drives
(or equivalent Gemini or other system), CP/M Operating System with SYS Custom BIOS configured for
IBM SSDD on Drive B:
Format a disk on PC1512 using DOS-PLUS operating system and DISK Prog. Format Option: 160K
Insert CP/M 160 formatted diks (from 1) into Nascom/Gemini, Drive B:
Transfer files from Nascom/Gemini, Drive A: to Drive B: using PIP, GEMPEN, etc.
Move CP/M 160 disk from Nascom/Gemini machine to PC1512, Drive B:.
Transfer the data to a DOS 360 formatted disk using PIP or COPY on DOS-PLUS or COPY on MS-DOS
operating systems of the PC1512.
A reverse procedure to transfer text files from Amstrad PC1512 10 Nascom/Gemini works all right
if care is taken not to overload the available RAM and disk-file space on the Nascom/Gemini
machine. Large text files over 48K in size should be split into smaller, more manageable parts
before attempting a transfer.
Ed. – a far easier, but costlier, method is to use Gemini BIOS 3.2 or later, along with the optional
(and in my opinion over-priced) IBM-COPY program. Or make use of Scorpio System’ disk