Post by I am Rob Post by Steven Hirsch Post by firstname.lastname@example.org
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.