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m7hacke
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Re: DEC Rainbow 100
04/02/18 05:56 PM


> > Thank you. I don't have access to a PC with a floppy drive. I will look into your
> > other suggestions.
>
> You don't have a PC with a floppy drive but you can emulate a PC in MAME with a
> floppy drive.
>
> The point is theoretically you could load the files to an emulated IBM PC machine and
> then copy them to a formatted RX50 floppy image using the DOS driver.
>
> My experience doing that kind of things vary though. I can't simply create a floppy
> disk image with IsoBuster then expect it to be read by MAME right away, I ended up
> with read/write errors. I would have to create a blank disk into MAME, format it with
> DOS into MAME and then use the resulting blank disk image to inject external files
> using IsoBuster.
>
> I would try creating a formatted blank disk on Rainbow 100 and then use that blank
> disk image to copy external files on an emulated IBM PC environment. You could also
> start by trying to read a softlist .TD0 disk on an ibm5170 machine with the DOS RX50
> driver.

So just to be clear what you are saying. You want me to create a virtual formatted blank disk using MAME (Rainbow 100)? The way I would do this is to boot the emulated Rainbow 100 by using either MS-DOS or CP/M (depending on what kind of formatted disk I want). Then I would assume I would use the command FORMAT B:. I'm not sure if that will work because there would not be anything mounted to drive B:. I will try this first step after work today.

Whether I make any progress or not, I really appreciate your help.







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* DEC Rainbow 100 m7hacke 04/02/18 12:37 AM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 gregf  04/02/18 09:58 AM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 m7hacke  04/02/18 03:03 PM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 BIOS-D  04/02/18 06:18 AM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 m7hacke  04/02/18 02:42 PM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 BIOS-D  04/02/18 04:30 PM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 m7hacke  04/02/18 05:56 PM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 BIOS-D  04/02/18 10:44 PM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 m7hacke  04/03/18 03:15 AM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 m7hacke  04/04/18 02:54 AM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 m7hacke  04/05/18 07:41 PM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 crazyc  04/06/18 04:29 AM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 m7hacke  04/07/18 08:50 PM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 crazyc  04/08/18 02:04 AM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 m7hacke  04/09/18 01:02 AM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 BIOS-D  04/06/18 02:55 AM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 Bavarese  04/08/18 04:27 PM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 m7hacke  04/10/18 03:26 PM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 Bavarese  04/11/18 01:50 PM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 m7hacke  04/11/18 09:16 PM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 m7hacke  04/09/18 01:08 AM

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