I have obtained Amstrad CPC6128 with Locomotive BASIC 1.1. Everything works fine except one thing. I don't know how to properly run certain .COM files. I have tried general commands such as RUN or LOAD with no luck. The files for some reason are not visible from CP/M with DIR command. Probably because the disc is in DATA FORMAT?
EDIT - Clarification: The CPC6128 computer comes preloaded with Locomotive BASIC 1.1 in ROM. All files on all formats of discs, including the .COM files in question are accessible on discs from this BASIC with CAT command.
I do have AMSDOS.COM on some discs but it's the same story. It's a .COM file I'm asking about how to run properly. If I run the AMSDOS from CP/M it seems to just go back to BASIC. I don't care about AMSDOS if I don't need it.
The CP/M version is 2.2. In this version of CP/M that I have the files can't be listed with DIR command if they are on a "DATA FORMAT" discs. I can only list the files if they are on a "SYSTEM FORMAT" disc.The discs were verified with a DISCKIT2.COM that I run from the CP/M disc.
To clarify - the .COM files I want to run are on a floppy disc which is formatted in a "DATA FORMAT". I can list files with CAT in BASIC 1.1 but not DIR in CP/M 2.2.
EDIT 2: Turns out everything works with CP/M Plus. I was using CP/M 2.2 before.