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Re: Kontron PSI98 [Re: rfka01] #110573
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Looking through ancient comp.os.cpm threads I found this post

http://www.z80cpu.eu/files/archive/news/comp.os.cpm/threads/df780e68a796d642.html

Wonder if we should contact the guy (he almost certainly meant the PSIΨ80, but hey!) cool


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Re: Kontron PSI98 [Re: rfka01] #110577
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posted: Wed, Mar 23 1988

Re: Kontron PSI98 [Re: rfka01] #110578
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If you press CTRL-K when the PROM BOOT message is displayed you get into the intergrated debugger:

[Linked Image]

I already suspected that there is something wrong with the memory mapping, so that's a nice way to tackle that.

There is also a disk test:

[Linked Image]

You can access it by entering "J 1800" in the debugger.

Re: Kontron PSI98 [Re: rfka01] #110587
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Ok, a few fixes later we get this:

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Re: Kontron PSI98 [Re: rfka01] #110588
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Wow, nice!
And congrats that you already made your way so far ... KOS is a bit ... convoluted smile


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Re: Kontron PSI98 [Re: rfka01] #110592
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Yeah KOS has indeed some peculiarities, but an extensive manual is available so it's not too bad.

Among some other fixes graphics mode rendering has now been added:

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What's wrong with the lowercase i?

Re: Kontron PSI98 [Re: rfka01] #110594
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I see three possibilities:

  • It's correct and supposed to look like this
  • It's a bad dump (unlikely since it was already dumped twice)
  • The owner changed it (possible since the checksum on the label doesn't match the file contents)


Re: Kontron PSI98 [Re: rfka01] #110595
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[Linked Image]

The machine certainly has a history - those relay and i/o cards point to industrial use. The disk drives are the other way round from the manuals - so I wouldn't put it past whoever changed this to also tamper with the ROMs.

I hope to get the PSI80 ROMs in some time soon - then we'll see how they dotted their i's there smile


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Re: Kontron PSI98 [Re: rfka01] #110639
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The system works quite well now. Here's an example of formatting a disk in drive 2:

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Using the COPYM2 command the system disk can be copied to this new disk. The new disk is then bootable as well.

Recently I've added the centronics port. To test it, start MAME like this:

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mame psi98 -flop1 kos605d -flop2 util605d -prin output.txt


After booting the OS, enter the following commands:

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IODC $PIO=ACTIVE
(loads the generic parallel output driver)

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PRINT KOS.INF O=$PIO
(print the file KOS.INF to this driver)

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output.txt now contains the KOS.INF file.

I'll probably mark the system working soon, unless I find major issues.

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