It is highly recommended that you use the install.cmd script to install
OpenCBM instead of doing it "by hand" as suggested here. This part of the
manual is only relevant for people who want to know how it works in the
background, or if you have troubles.
WARNING! If you have already installed a previous version of OpenCBM on your
machine, you have to uninstall it before installing a new version. For this, go
to the directory where the old (!) version is located, and enter instcbm
First of all, Windows must know about the driver. For this, we must install it
with the instcbm tool. This is done as follows:
- Make sure you have a supported operating system up and running.
- You need administrator privileges on the Windows machine to perform the
- At first, you have to make sure you have the needed hardware ready. Do the
- Get your supported drive
- Moving cables with equipment turned on can damage either your PC,
and/or the drive, so, be carefull!
- Thus, switch off your PC and your VIC 15xx drive!
- Connect your XA1541 or XM1541 cable to your PC. If you have a parallel
port cable (XP1541), connect that one, too.
- Connect your VIC 15xx floppy drive to the cable
- Switch on the PC.
- Just download the binary package, and unpack it into an arbitrary
- Get a command-line (Start/Run, and type "cmd.exe"), change into the
directory you unpackaged the drivers into (with "cd").
- Type "cd exe"
- The next step depends upon the cable type you are using.
- If you are using an XUM1541 cable (a.k.a. ZoomFloppy), type "instcbm xum1541"
- If you are using an XU1541 cable, type "instcbm xu1541"
- If you are using an XA1541 or XM1541 cable, type "instcbm xa1541"
- In any case, check the outputs of the instcbm command. Its last line should look like
No problems found in current configuration. In this case, you are done. In
some rare cases, instcbm will suggest a reboot, which you should follow.
- You might want to have a look at the possible options for instcbm. They
are available by typing "instcbm --help". Also, cf.
- If you had to reboot in the previous step, do the following:
- Go to a command-line, and change into the directory you
unpackaged the drivers into again.
- Type "cd exe"