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While brainstorming other features for the FujiNet hardware, I stumbled upon https://github.com/MockbaTheBorg/RunCPM/, a MIT-licensed CP/M 2.2 emulator that already runs on the ESP32. Given that the FujiNet already does drive emulation, buffers printer output, and acts like a serial port, CP/M mode is the last bit of functionality needed to do everything that the ATR8000 did. I don't know enough yet about the memory usage of the FujiNet core -- RunCPM needs 64K for the CP/M system memory, plus additional RAM for running the Z80 emulation. The ESP32 port was done using the Arduino support, so it would need to be ported to PlatformIO as well as changed to use SD card code that FujiNet already has internally. Does this seem viable? Interesting?
I am trying to get a floppy drive to work with my ATR8000 but have had no luck. I don't know if it's the two drives I have tried or the ATR8000 that isn't working. But they both turn on and spin when they are accessed but I have no formatted disks to try and write or read from. When I try and format it sounds like it's starting to format but it's not switching tracks like a regular 810 does. Eventually it times out and I get an error 173. If you have a floppy drive working with your ATR8000, what type is it .. exactly. Frank
I have an atr8000 with copower 88, I'm trying to back up the floppies, which I've done for the CP/M floppies, but I haven't figured out how to format MSDOS floppies with the ATR8000. There's a FORMAT.COM command, but I don't know what the parameters are, I can't find my manuals, and the format program doesn't have any help to explain the options. I'm trying to format an 8" floppy disk to be the same as the two MSDOS floppies I already have, with about 1.2MB each. I'm not sure of the sector size or number of sectors per track.