Here are the disk images I use for some of my vintage computers.
These are intended for use with the excellent HxC2001 firmware. The HFE format should work with the standard Gotek firmwre but I have not tried that personally.
Microbee – double sided 40 track
Kaypro IV – double sided 40 track
Kaypro II – single sided 40 track. Note that the Gotek will need to be configured to ignore the side select signal.
I’m working through the cache of Kaypros. I have a II and a 4 working with Goteks, but this is the first with only floppies.
I celebrated by making a logo for the disk label!
If you want to know what 40 year old RIFA cap looks like, I got you covered. This specimen is from a Kaypro 2 switched mode power supply.
First time in 35 years I’ve used CP/M “pip” to copy a file. Nailed it first time! First refurbished Kaypro floppy drive is working !
I need some 4700pf/300v RIFA caps for Kaypro power supplies, so I ordered replacements from element14.
However, I’m not sure these parts are suitable as they are somewhat smaller than I was expecting. What’s the consensus of the hive mind – can I use them?
UPDATE: consensus was that they are OK to use, provided they fit physically!
Kaypro #1 wouldn’t boot from a Gotek, but Kaypro #2 is up and running!
Update: the problem with Kaypro #1 was the WD9216 data separator. Swapped this chip with one from another system and disk reads started working.
Kaypro #1 lives! Power supply has had RIFA caps replaced, and rejumpered to 240V. Need to clean, lubricate, and test drives before continuing.
I’ve started unpacking the shipment from the US.
2 x Kaypro II, 1 x Kaypro2 , 2 x Kaypro 4, 1 x Kaypro16, and more boxes yet to be opened.