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Running CP/M-86 on an IBM PC

Fancy CP/M, but don't want to buy new hardware? If you own an IBM PC or XT, that's no problem. CP/M-86 is specially designed for Intel 8086 and 8088 processors.

A good introduction to CP/M are always the websites of Gaby Chaudry: Gaby's Homepage for CP/M and Computer History and The Unofficial CP/M Website.

On these two pages you will find everything you need to run CP/M-86 on an IBM PC or XT. There is also a patch to run CP/M-86 on an IBM AT compatible computer! Let's go.

I run CP/M-86 on my IBM PC with 256 KB RAM and an XT CF LITE CompactFlash card. The system works flawlessly! Past meets future.

CP/M-86 on an IBM PC (1)
CP/M-86 on an IBM PC (1)

Note! The CF card has 30.5 MByte, but with CP/M-86 only partitions with maximum only 8 MByte can be addressed. I split and formatted the CF card with HDMAINT.CMD accordingly!

CP/M-86 on an IBM PC (2)
CP/M-86 on an IBM PC (2)
CP/M-86 on an IBM PC (3)
CP/M-86 on an IBM PC (3)
CP/M-86 on an IBM PC (4)
The easter egg

You get this message by pressing RIGHT SHIFT + ? at booting!

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