CHDIR command

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By opasch

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26-04-2021, 20:35

Hello,
I have MSX DOS on a SD CARD but I cannot execute the "CD" command.
I realize CD is an alias for CHDIR. Is this a command that is not part of the MSX DOS native commands? Should I download it and copy it in my SD CARD? If so where can I find it online?

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By sdsnatcher73

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26-04-2021, 20:39

There are 2 (major) versions of MSX-DOS. Version 1 does not have directory support, version 2 does have directory support and the CD command is integrated into the COMMAND2.COM command processor.

By opasch

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28-04-2021, 11:20

thank you very much @sdsnatcher73, can you address me to where I can download version 2 of MSX-DOS?

By Manuel

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28-04-2021, 11:22

What kind of SD interface cartridge are you using?

By opasch

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28-04-2021, 11:52

LPE-MMC-V8BKP

By Manuel

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28-04-2021, 13:50

And on which kind of MSX are you using it?

By opasch

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28-04-2021, 13:56

VG8020

By Manuel

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28-04-2021, 14:50

MSX-DOS 2 requires 128kB RAM minimum, and your MSX1 doesn't have that...

By opasch

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28-04-2021, 17:41

oh, so I am stuck to not being able to change directory?

By Manuel

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28-04-2021, 21:17

Or some other options:
1. buy an MSX2 or higher with 128kB built in RAM (or more)
2. buy a RAM expansion cartridge that works on MSX1
3. buy another SD-card expansion, which includes RAM (like MegaFlashROM SCC+ SD with RAM or Carnivore 2).

With just MSX1 and no subdirs, the SD card thing is useless, as you can only store 112 files per partition....

By opasch

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28-04-2021, 22:23

all right thank you, those are really good advices.

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