[fpc-pascal] MS DOS 8086 compiler?
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Tue Apr 30 07:52:15 CEST 2013
Am 30.04.2013 00:42 schrieb "Rolf Grunsky" <rgrunsky at sympatico.ca>:
> On 13-04-29 04:48 PM, Adrian Maier wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 7:37 PM, Nikolay Nikolov
>> <nickysn at users.sourceforge.net <mailto:nickysn at users.sourceforge.net>>
>> On 04/29/2013 12:49 PM, Michael Schnell wrote:
>> On 04/27/2013 02:11 PM, Bart wrote:
>> On 4/27/13, Reinier Olislagers <reinierolislagers at gmail.com
>> <mailto:reinierolislagers at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> Noticed that an 8086 branch was merged to fpc trunk. Is
>> it time to get
>> out some 5.25" diskettes?
>>  Shame I dumped all the accompanying hardware long
>> ago ;) Perhaps
>> break out DOSBOX ;)
>> I think I still can dig out some 8" single sided single density
>> diskettes with 160 K or something.
>> Actually, for me, the most convenient way to transfer data to and
>> from a vintage PC is via an RS232 null modem cable. You can connect
>> it to your modern PC directly - even if you don't have an RS232
>> port, there are cheap USB to RS232 converters available, if
>> necessary, while there's no normal way to attach a 5.25 inch floppy
>> to a modern PC.
>> Hi ,
>> Hmm... as far as know there should be no problem to use a 5.25 floppy
>> with a modern PC ? ... as long as the motherboard has the floppy
>> connector and you have a cable like this
>> http://www.simulationexams.com/tutorials/aplus/core/images/fdd-cable.jpg ?
>> Adrian M
> Most (all?) current boards no longer have a floppy connector. My most
recent motherboard, a mini-atx, doesn't even have an IDE connector.
And of course there don't exist any USB floppy controllers...
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