WTD: HP 64000 software

Started by Donald September 28, 2006
I am looking for software on a PC to read HP 64000 5 1/4" floppy disks.

If not, does the Hp 64000 have software to ZMODEM to a PC ??

Thanks

donald
Donald wrote:
> I am looking for software on a PC to read HP 64000 5 1/4" floppy disks. > > If not, does the Hp 64000 have software to ZMODEM to a PC ?? > > Thanks > > donald
Sorry, neither one exists. There was another format, whose name escapes me now, used by HP Basic systems, that the 64K could write and which was readable by a program on the PC. I think I still have that program, somewhere. If you still have a working 64000 crock, you can use RS-232 to move things to a PC. There was an HP-designed transfer program that could reliably send files to a Unix workstation. I have the source files. I did some work on porting them to DOS about 10 years ago, and never finished them. They could probably be ported to Linux very easily. I may actually try that myself. If you post your real email address, obfuscated in some way, I'll look for what I have and send it to you. RB
Rube Bumpkin wrote:
> Donald wrote: > >> I am looking for software on a PC to read HP 64000 5 1/4" floppy disks. >> >> If not, does the Hp 64000 have software to ZMODEM to a PC ?? >> >> Thanks >> >> donald > > > Sorry, neither one exists. > > There was another format, whose name escapes me now, used by HP Basic > systems, that the 64K could write and which was readable by a program on > the PC. I think I still have that program, somewhere. > > If you still have a working 64000 crock, you can use RS-232 to move > things to a PC. There was an HP-designed transfer program that could > reliably send files to a Unix workstation. I have the source files. I > did some work on porting them to DOS about 10 years ago, and never > finished them. They could probably be ported to Linux very easily. I may > actually try that myself. > > If you post your real email address, obfuscated in some way, I'll look > for what I have and send it to you. > > RB
Thank for your response. hamilton AT dim DOT com I currently do not have a HP 64K available. The sources you have will need to be typed in and compiled somehow and run on the HP, right ?? I have inherited this project, (new job) and have never used the HP 64K. Thank again donald
Donald wrote:
> Rube Bumpkin wrote: > >> Donald wrote: >> >>> I am looking for software on a PC to read HP 64000 5 1/4" floppy disks. >>> >>> If not, does the Hp 64000 have software to ZMODEM to a PC ?? >>> >>> Thanks >>> >>> donald >> >> >> >> Sorry, neither one exists. >> >> There was another format, whose name escapes me now, used by HP Basic >> systems, that the 64K could write and which was readable by a program >> on the PC. I think I still have that program, somewhere. >> >> If you still have a working 64000 crock, you can use RS-232 to move >> things to a PC. There was an HP-designed transfer program that could >> reliably send files to a Unix workstation. I have the source files. I >> did some work on porting them to DOS about 10 years ago, and never >> finished them. They could probably be ported to Linux very easily. I >> may actually try that myself. >> >> If you post your real email address, obfuscated in some way, I'll look >> for what I have and send it to you. >> >> RB > > > Thank for your response. > > hamilton AT dim DOT com > > I currently do not have a HP 64K available. > > The sources you have will need to be typed in and compiled somehow and > run on the HP, right ?? > > I have inherited this project, (new job) and have never used the HP 64K. > > Thank again > > donald > >
What I have is for the other end of the link. It will allow a Unix (and maybe Linux) workstation to communicate reliably with a 64000, over RS-232. This includes single files as well as batches. In batch mode you create a simple file that contains the 64000 file names followed by the Unix/Linux file names and they all get transferred with one command. If you don't have a 64000 then the files won't do you much good. I used to have a lot of 64000 HW, but I gave most of it away to a consultant. It still works as far as I know. I'll send you his name and email address, along with the sources. He might be able to help, for a reasonable price. RB
We wrote a PC driver to read HP 64000 5 1/4" floppy disks. about 20 years
ago.
The good new is they should be in our backups from 20+ years ago. Basically
it
was a simple file transfer program. I will have a look for it if you still
need .

Contact me off line.

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> Donald wrote: > > I am looking for software on a PC to read HP 64000 5 1/4" floppy disks. > > > > If not, does the Hp 64000 have software to ZMODEM to a PC ?? > > > > Thanks > > > > donald