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Finally after several tries I managed it.... my Highscreen Organizer aka Zeos Pocket PC runs CP/M programs 
Thursday, October 28, 2010, 06:30 PM
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It was not easy.
I tried to use INTERLNK/INTERSVR several times, but it fails every time:
As you know, I set up a virtual machine with Windows 98 SE ... INTERSERVER was running.
But the connection between the two computer can't be established. May be it was not only related with the Nullmodem-cable but also with missing handshake signals. I don't know.

But I remembered my SRAM PCMCIA card which I used in my Amstrad NC100... I inserted a fresh lithium battery and then inserted the card into my Highscreen organizer.
I was able to format the "IC Card" (the memory card) and also was able to copy files onto it.

What a surprise when I plugged the card into my Notebook....
I had to search for a driver first.
I got one at the transcend website ( http://www.transcend.nl/support/dlcente ... _Win2k.exe ).
The drive itself was mounted, but the format of the media was not recognized.
So I had to use Cardware Software to get a raw image from the PCMCIA memory card.
A trial version can be downloaded at http://www.tssc.de/download/prods/cw2k.exe .

After having a raw image of the pcmcia SRAM card, I was able to use WinImage to read (and write) files from (or to) it.
I also inspected the boot sector of the image, yes it was FAT12:


It was not possible to read or write the card with Windows XP only.
May be it's related with FAT12. You can't even FORMAT FAT12 media via Windows XP.
Strange.

Ok, anyway, I managed to get 22NICE (1.42) to the Pocket PC, but also Turbo PASCAL 3.0 and BASIC for CP/M-80. With the 22NICE utility "GENCOM" I was able to generate appropriate loader .COM files for the CP/M-programs, so finally I was able to run CP/M-80 programs on the device.

And the speed is at least similar to a Kaypro IV, means enough for serious work.

BASIC-80 running on it:


Added later: There is also a Windows Vista/7 (trial) version of Cardware Software which can be downloaded at http://www.tssc.de/download/prods/cwvi.exe ...
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