I am trying to get back into CP/M after a 20+ year hiatus. I decided to go =
with CP/M-86 because I'm a classic PC nut. That said, I started with Freek =
Heite's "special" 720kb disk image of CP/M-86 1.1. Here's the problem I'm h=
Using HDMAINT, CP/M-86 "sees" my HDD and can format it. What I don't unders=
tand however is that it insists on referring to the HDD as B:, in the HDMAI=
NT program. This doesn't allow me to PIP the CPM.SYS file to my HDD once fo=
rmatting is complete and the machine is rebooted. Why? Because drive B: is =
a diskette drive (360kb 5.25"), much like A: is (720kb 3.5").
If I type B:, which HDMAINT reports as the HDD, CP/M-86 accesses the B: flo=
ppy drive. If the HDD is there, and CP/M-86 can detect it and format it, wh=
y isn't it giving the HDD its own unique drive letter?
If I reboot the computer and don't have the CP/M-86 system disk in A:, the =
computer tries to boot drive C: and can get to the CP/M-86 error screen whi=
ch says "No CPM.SYS or CCPM.SYS file on the hard disk."
So I know HDMAINT formatted the HDD partition just fine, and that it is wor=
But how the heck can I get CP/M-86 to actually refer to the HDD as C:? When=
I type in C: it reports C:? and when I try to PIP to C:, it reports Select=
My computer is a Tandy 1000 TX. The HDD I am trying to install CP/M-86 on i=
s 64MB. CP/M-86 used what it said was the max it could use to format a part=
ition of the drive, which was 15MB.
Any help would be much appreciated, thank you.