Marko Mäkelä wrote: > I got this question from William Levak, the guy who contributed lots of > PET stuff to ftp.funet.fi. Can anyone answer this question? I had meant to mention this here ages ago, but forgot about it... > From: William Levak <email@example.com> > Do you Know what an Execudesk disk is? I have some information from the > Toronto Pet Users Group. They say they have the Execudesk disk for the > 8296. Any Ideas? I picked up a largish box labelled "Execu-Desk" a few month ago at the local Salvation Army - it's about 9" by 18" and 2" thick or so - the back of it has a big blurb: Software Information: Your *8296 with EXECU-DESK allows you to access the following built-in software with a touch of a button. Word Processing ... blah blah Electronic Spreadsheet... Data Base... Telecommunications... Other Built-In Software Includes: Financial Programs System Utilities System Shutdown *Compatible with the 8096 It's an official Commodore product. Inside were all kinds of documentation and booklets, some of which obviously have nothing to do with the Execu-Desk: One book has C= printed all over the cover. The first page inside says "EXECU-DESK 8296 DEALER INSTALLATION" and has two pages of how to install the EXECU-DESK ROM inside the machine. The rest of the book is the Execu- Desk Business Menu System User's Guide - August 10, 1984. Two copies of the Commodore Business Computer User's Guide Series 8000 (I think I have a few of these already) but one had a couple interesting sheets tucked in it: one titled "Installation Instructions for 64K memory add-on board" and the other an errata sheet for the C= Basic Version 4.0 User's Ref. manual #321604 July 1980. The CBM Expansion Memory Board User's Guide - about adding 64k of RAM to your 8032, essentially. Inside were a couple loose sheets: CBM Expansion Memory Board user's Guide Software Addendum Part No. 324065-01 July 1981. It's got hex dumps of a few small patches, and instructions for the Expansion Memory Monitor Program. Also, a 2 page assembly listing of Toggle PRG. - "This program 'toggles' most of the gates within the 64k. add-on. There's some cool stuff within the User's Guide itself - Programming the Expansion Memory Board, etc. interrupt handling... 26 stapled sheets titled "CBM 8296 - Supplement to the 8032 Manual" - seems like interesting program info about Memory mapping, the Control Register, Mods of the memory system, Video-RAM, hardware/memory expansion via J4, J9, programming the memory expansion bank, IO handling... etc etc And finally, about a 40 page booklet which is an assembly listing of "ADD-ON-MON", a 64k-add-on monitor - basically seems to be a monitor to allow you to use the extra 64k. Whew, that was a bigger job then I expected - thanks to my wife for cleaning my computer room the day before I got this email - I actually found that box in just a minute, once I got reminded of it's existence... If anyone wants more details, let me know... -- Robin Harbron firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.tbaytel.net/macbeth - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail email@example.com.
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