[Intel-devsys] FDOS & C340S

Jack Mcmullen forjack842 at aol.com
Sat Aug 24 13:08:30 MDT 2019


I'd like to make these disks available to anyone interested in imaging or ??? when they arrive. I have no current interest in FDOS, and the Fortran for playing as  I get time. So if theres interest please let me know,Jack


-----Original Message-----
From: Herb Johnson <hjohnson at retrotechnology.com>
To: Discussion list for Intel development systems <intel-devsys at lists.brouhaha.com>; Jack Mcmullen <forjack842 at aol.com>
Sent: Sat, Aug 24, 2019 10:10 am
Subject: Re: [Intel-devsys] FDOS & C340S

On 8/24/2019 12:30 AM, Jack Mcmullen wrote:
> Herb and all,
> Poking around the net and found your web page regarding FDOS.
> My recent purchase of the 8" floppies on Ebay has several disks labeled 
> FDOS.
> Here;s the auction site and pics of the floppy labels. Are these the same
> as that you described?
> Jack

I looked at the eBay sale photos. One disk has a preprinted "FDOS 
MASTER" on the label. Two are hand-marked "FDOS". Only one is an Intel 
original with Fortran and Intellec. I hope the Intel disk isn't 
overwritten with FDOS!

My Web page on FDOS is:

http://www.retrotechnology.com/herbs_stuff/cini_icom.html

and discusses Rich Cini's iCOM floppy drive system, which was used on an 
IMSAI. I think the iCOM was "generic" to any Intel 8080 system  ICOM 
produced this floppy system before or during CP/M. I made a point of 
tracking pre-CP/M floppy systems on my Web pages, some years ago.

A link to his page on classiccmp.org,

http://www.classiccmp.org/cini/my_imsai.htm

has further links about iCOM's Frugal Floppy system. My Web page was 
written before Rich's. I see on Rich Cini's pages and mine, references 
to "FD360" which seem to match handwritten FD360 or CS360 on the disks 
Jack just acquired. Rich has links to PDFed manuals.

So Jack: good luck in reviewing your purchased diskettes! I think Rich 
Cini and his Web pages are probably your resource for exploring those disks.

Regards, Herb

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Herbert R. Johnson, New Jersey in the USA
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