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Using CPC6128 as RS232 serial Terminal
« on: 16:29, 14 September 10 »
hi all, thanks for this great site.
I would like to use my old CPC as a serial terminal (for linux serial console for example). I project to use a RS232 extension board but I don't know which one to choose. I would also like the CPC to start in "terminal mode" without having to load a software from diskette (loading the software from eeprom or whatever would be nice).

Thank you for your help.
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Re: Using CPC6128 as RS232 serial Terminal
« Reply #1 on: 22:42, 14 September 10 »
The best serial interface is the CPC booster. However I am not sure if you can still buy one.


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Re: Using CPC6128 as RS232 serial Terminal
« Reply #2 on: 23:44, 14 September 10 »
hi all, thanks for this great site.
I would like to use my old CPC as a serial terminal (for linux serial console for example). I project to use a RS232 extension board but I don't know which one to choose. I would also like the CPC to start in "terminal mode" without having to load a software from diskette (loading the software from eeprom or whatever would be nice).

Thank you for your help.
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Well, depends on the terminal emulation you like to have.
 
If you like to do your own software, then the CPC Booster is best. It already has a terminal program, but I don't know it's specs now.
 
Else the original Amstad serial interface is the thing of choice, since it is supported by CP/M and it has a VT52 Emulation (if I remember correctly... ).
 
You can put everything (even CP/M) in EPROM and configure an autoboot. But you will need a ROM Box or similar expansion.
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Re: Using CPC6128 as RS232 serial Terminal
« Reply #3 on: 21:04, 15 September 10 »
The best serial interface is the CPC booster.

They look awesome, can't believe I've overlooked them before.
 
Does it come with the ROMs onboard (for example Arkos ROM 1.1) or do you need a ROMbox as well?
 
And does it work on a 6128+?

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Re: Using CPC6128 as RS232 serial Terminal
« Reply #4 on: 01:01, 16 September 10 »

They look awesome, can't believe I've overlooked them before.
 
Does it come with the ROMs onboard (for example Arkos ROM 1.1) or do you need a ROMbox as well?
 
And does it work on a 6128+?

The CPC Booster(+) works with any CPC, also Plus. For the Arkos ROMs (or other ROMs) you will need a MegaFlash, ROM board, ROM-RAM-Box, Symbiface 2 or similar.
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