Date : Mon, 10 Sep 1990 13:47:26 GMT
From : email@example.com (MindWalker)
Subject: AMSTRAD PCW
firstname.lastname@example.org.ORG (Luciano Mannucci) writes:
>In article <2145@abcom.ATT.COM>, rgssxr@abcom.ATT.COM (2249 Scott Russell
>> I have an Amstrad PCW82whatever which a bought several years ago mostly
>> If anyone has one of these, do you know how I could adapt a 5 1/4" floppy
>> disk to this machine? Is there a conversion routine to input/output DOS
>> format disks?
>I'm afraid that the only way to exchange data with a DOS machine is
>through the serial port. You need to by an expansion from Amstrad wich
>sells the propper software and cable too.
*BEEEEP* "Wrong guess. Do you want to go for double jeopardy where the stakes
can really change ??"
Seriously, it _IS_ possible to exchange files with an IBM without having
to resort to the serial cable/RS232C mess and it doesn't even require a
typist and an IBM !!!
A couple of years ago, my father bought an add on 5.25" drive from a company
called Peartree computers in England. I don't know if they still exist.
However, this beast enabled you to read/write 80 track 720kB CP/M 3.3 disks
and 40 track (320kB ??) IBM disks, the latter using special conversion
software that came with the machine.
So start checking London's Yellow Pages and good luck !!
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