Re: [OT] 8088 assembler

From: Groepaz (
Date: 2003-10-21 16:50:19

On Tuesday 21 October 2003 12:48, Baltissen, GJPAA (Ruud) wrote:
> Hallo allemaal,
> I want to assemble the re-engineered PC20 ASM file. The problem is that I
> don't know how to tell my assembler, Turbo Assembler 3.2, to generate a ROM
> or BIN file. TASM makes an OBJ. TLINK makes an EXE and EXE2BIN makes a COM
> of it. If I tell EXE2BIN to make a BIN of it, it says "insufficient
> memory". Having 606 KB free I have my doubts.
> My questions:
> - is anybody familiar with TASM and/or EXE2BIN and can tell me what to do?
> - does anybody know/have another program that could create the needed ROM?
> Thanks !!!

i dont think tasm can actually do that...not without major trickery atleast...

why not use GAS (from the gcc package) .... there you can first assemble your
program into an .o (object/elf file) and then make a plain binary like this:

objcopy -O BINARY myobj.o mybin.bin

(you can supply further parameters, such as memory location for the bin, size
of sections, section addresses etc pp on commandline aswell)


mmh... NASM (netwide assembler) may be able to do this too....never used it 
though :)

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