A> _ 43 years old operating system CP / M running on Raspberry Pi




It is a German managed to post a 43 year old operating system running on a relatively modern Raspberry Pi. Booting is done in five seconds, because he lets start the emulator for the Z80 processor, no operating system.

Thereby starting the antique 8bit operating system CP / M in five seconds, claiming the German Ronald Daleske. He made an emulator that works without an operating system, a so-called bare metal application. CP / M running on Pi Model A +, B 2 and Model B. The zip files that put Daleske online, go into the boot directory of the SD card must have a FAT or FAT32 format. The card must be in Pi and then you are ready for a trip back to the seventies of the last century.

CP / M is a precursor to Microsoft’s DOS operating system and Redmondse company has many borrowed from CP / M, which stands for Control Program / Monitor and later for Control Program for Microprocessors. Thus comes the designation “A” for a disk drive of CP / M and Microsoft says itself that it has maintained for years because CP / M to the 8.3 designation for files, file names with up to eight characters and three characters after the dot, such as Tweakers.dll. DOS maker built that, because Microsoft’s operating system must be compatible with CP / M.

The first version of CP / M came out in 1973, the last dating back to 1983. Known programs for CP / M were SuperCalc and WordStar. One of the best known devices with CP / M was the Osborne 1, the first laptop to consumers .


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