[Coco] Not coco related but trs80
maboytim at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 15 10:18:42 EST 2020
The challenge is first getting Kermit to the Model-II assuming it doesn't already have it. You have to bootstrap yourself from what you already have which I don't know what's on the OS disk. But once you can get some file to the M2 you can springboard from there.
There is some utility for converting a file to a BASIC program - it just converts the file to DATA statements and the BASIC program reassembles the file. Yeah it's tedious to type in that data but if you start with a small application it's not too bad. There is a small xmodem client for the M1/3/4 which I got this way and then and then worked my way up, as you said before there were better ways.
I wrote a Drivewire client for L(S)DOS for the M1/3/4 which I also distribute in BASIC form for this reason. It's pretty small and once you can acces virtual disks on a host you can use host tools to copy files in and out of the virtual disks. LSDOS will run on the M2 but I don't think he is using LDOS and my DW client won't work on the M2 because it uses a different uart - but I am going to look at doing a port.
On Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 09:58:06 AM EST, Bill Gunshannon <bill.gunshannon at hotmail.com> wrote:
On 12/14/20 9:11 PM, rietveld rietveld wrote:
> My hands are kind of tied by the 8 inch floppy drive. I only own the TRSDOS disk as well as a bunch of blank ones. I dont have a SDcard hardrive solution for either of the computers so making disks from an image is not an option
You could use Kermit to move the program from a PC to the Model-II
over the serial line. Used to do that with the COCO, Model1, Model3
and Model4 bfore better options became available. I looked and there
is a version of Kermit for the Model-II.
>> On Dec 14, 2020 at 9:03 PM, Bill Gunshannon <bill.gunshannon at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> On 12/14/20 8:31 PM, rietveld rietveld wrote:
>>> Thanks Mathew.
>>> Pete sent me a BOOT disk for my MODEL II so its useable now.
>>> I would love to try Omniterm but I dont have a way to write it to a 8 inch floppy disk.
>>> I would like to get the Model 2 or the model 12 connected to my telnet server so i can use it like an old dumb terminal to access email and do some basic web browsing
>>> If you know of anyone who can write this program to a disk i would greatly appreciate it
>> Have you ever looked at Kermit?
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