On 02/01/2018 03:34 PM, I am Rob wrote:
> On Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 6:29:01 AM UTC-6, Steven Hirsch wrote:
>> On 02/01/2018 12:35 AM, 6502 wrote:
>>> Don't know if that helps, but these are the disks I know about:
>>> CORVUS CPM22 UTILS.DSK
>>> CORVUS CPMUTILS PASCAL11.DSK
>> Unfortunately, those are not it. The Constellation II software setup
>> for Apple CP/M asks for a PASCAL format disk with volume name 'A2CPM.1'
>> when trying to setup a partition for Microsoft Softcard. I'm starting to
>> suspect this diskette never actually shipped, since it hasn't turned up
>> in many years of searching.
>> The disks above are for generic CP/M (e.g. S-100 machine, etc).
> Is A2CPM.1 the name of the disk that the FORMAT.COM command for the Corvus
> comes on, or is it supposed to be the name of the partition that is saved
> on the corvus HD, or is it the name of the Softcard boot disk that has
> FORMAT.COM on it that the setup software wants to revise?
None of the above. It's the Apple Pascal volume name (and, presumably, the
printed name) of the diskette used to set up a Softcard CP/M partition. It
probably does not have any *.COM programs on it. Most likely a set of data
files and Pascal executables. I'm sure it'a a Pascal volume, because when I
dummy up a copy of an unrelated Corvus Pascal diskette to have that volume
name, it gets one step further before complaining about a missing file. That
file (don't recall the name) does not appear on any Pascal diskette in my
Corvus archive - so, specific to the CP/M support.
When you invoke the Constellation II installation flow and select the option
to setup a CP/M partition (Corvus also calls this 'volume') you're eventually
prompted to insert this diskette. I'd love to find a copy.