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Re: Pros & Cons HxC SD-Interface
« Reply #275 on: 13:51, 30 March 11 »
mhhh i was afraid of that. That's why i actually use the track number present in the track header as the physical track number... So what is the truth? ;) Is the batman disk images broken or the DSK format itself is broken ?

With which tool the batman dsk file was created ?
well, there are lots of badly created dsk images out there.

the batman dsk was created with Arnold emulator.

EDIT: but you do have a point, I'll check Arnold's disk writing code ;)
EDIT: For single sided dsks, there was a bug in the writing code with the track numbers. Oops. So the batman disks are broken.
A few emus just ignore the track number in the header.
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Re: Pros & Cons HxC SD-Interface
« Reply #276 on: 18:23, 30 March 11 »
well, there are lots of badly created dsk images out there.

the batman dsk was created with Arnold emulator.

EDIT: but you do have a point, I'll check Arnold's disk writing code ;)
EDIT: For single sided dsks, there was a bug in the writing code with the track numbers. Oops. So the batman disks are broken.
A few emus just ignore the track number in the header.

Not mine ;-)

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Re: Pros & Cons HxC SD-Interface
« Reply #277 on: 18:25, 30 March 11 »
Argh... this is getting more unstable than I'd like...

On the SD I was using, I copied a newly converted HFE. Then I started getting the [64] error... Removed that one file, fully formatted the card and copied everything back, now (with the original SD handler program) I'm getting the "could not load fat details (-2)!" error... What should I check?

Thanks again...

Check list:
-> Is the SDCard formatted in FAT32 ?
-> If rev B add the resistor...
-> Check the floppy cable
-> Is the jumper at the right position ?


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Re: Pros & Cons HxC SD-Interface
« Reply #278 on: 18:45, 30 March 11 »
Another point: try this beta version of the firmware:
http://hxc2001.free.fr/floppy_drive_emulator/SDHxCFirmware_beta.zip

Important : You need to use the beta version of the manager with this firmware !:

http://cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php/topic,1750.msg21137.html#msg21137

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Re: Pros & Cons HxC SD-Interface
« Reply #279 on: 19:40, 30 March 11 »
-SD formatted as FAT32, yes.
-RevB indeed, but I never had a persistent problem before and I'm uncomfortable soldering anything on my previous emulator (especially since -second time I'm writing this today! - my last two attempts ended in a blown-up ZX and a non-working QL keyboard...)
-Floppy cable is fine - autoboot.hfe never fails to load anyhow, and it's almost brand new
-Jumper is as it always was :)

I'll try the beta, thanks! Will let you know...

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Re: Pros & Cons HxC SD-Interface
« Reply #280 on: 19:49, 30 March 11 »
Eh... I just booted it after several hours being away, before trying the new FW, and it worked first time... Seems totally random!

Will try the beta tho and will report in a few.

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Ok, updated fine, SD card read fine, then copied the HFE that seemed to cause the problem, again SD is read fine. All is fine for now then... :)
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Re: Pros & Cons HxC SD-Interface
« Reply #281 on: 20:11, 30 March 11 »
Dodgy contact to the SD Card?

Bryce.

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Re: Pros & Cons HxC SD-Interface
« Reply #282 on: 20:18, 30 March 11 »
I've never seen one to tell you the truth, but in any case the first thing I always do when encountering removable media is, of course, remove and try again - this should solve it sooner or later I guess... whereas the problems I'm having are persistent for an amount of time - like, all morning it wouldn't work no matter what, now it works all the time :D

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Re: Pros & Cons HxC SD-Interface
« Reply #283 on: 21:20, 30 March 11 »
Dodgy contact to the SD Card?

Bryce.
Dodgy power supply... When it's cold -> doesn't work (>5.3V)
When getting warm -> <5.3V - Working again.

I recommend you to add the famous resistor and/or change/check your power supply...

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Re: Pros & Cons HxC SD-Interface
« Reply #284 on: 21:30, 30 March 11 »
Yes, I thought about that, that's why I said that it stopped working in the morning, when it was all warm and cozy, but worked this afternoon after being off for hours - and it worked first time! So it's not that either...

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Re: Pros & Cons HxC SD-Interface
« Reply #285 on: 22:41, 30 March 11 »
mhhh i was afraid of that. That's why i actually use the track number present in the track header as the physical track number... So what is the truth? ;) Is the batman disk images broken or the DSK format itself is broken ?

With which tool the batman dsk file was created ?

I got no idea about the batman dsk image. But the sector ID of a sector must not contain valid data. When you write a sector, then you provide the sector ID data for the FDC, but you tell the FDC before which track and head you want to use. So the sector ID can contain everything, but this must not match the physical reality.
 
The good thing is... it looks like that nearly everything runs with the HxC. So it's fine.
 
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Re: Pros & Cons HxC SD-Interface
« Reply #286 on: 23:08, 30 March 11 »

I got no idea about the batman dsk image...

Now we know   :) :

well, there are lots of badly created dsk images out there.

the batman dsk was created with Arnold emulator.

EDIT: but you do have a point, I'll check Arnold's disk writing code ;)
EDIT: For single sided dsks, there was a bug in the writing code with the track numbers. Oops. So the batman disks are broken.
A few emus just ignore the track number in the header.

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Re: Pros & Cons HxC SD-Interface
« Reply #287 on: 19:08, 07 March 13 »
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Re: Pros & Cons HxC SD-Interface
« Reply #288 on: 19:15, 07 March 13 »
Nah, if you're talking about the one posted a couple of days ago, it's just adding support for the Slim...

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Re: Pros & Cons HxC SD-Interface
« Reply #289 on: 00:50, 08 March 13 »
What is that Slim actually?
 
And no, there is another update from March.
 
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Re: Pros & Cons HxC SD-Interface
« Reply #290 on: 16:05, 08 March 13 »
Slim:


HXC Floppy Emulator SLIM


My guess is the software update is to cover the Slim version, too.

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Re: Pros & Cons HxC SD-Interface
« Reply #291 on: 18:09, 08 March 13 »
Well, that sounds like a point. I'm glad with my blue version though :laugh:
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Re: Pros & Cons HxC SD-Interface UPDATE
« Reply #292 on: 21:47, 20 January 16 »
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Re: Pros & Cons HxC SD-Interface
« Reply #293 on: 12:25, 01 February 16 »
Not much for us:


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