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Offline Poliander

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Re: SymbOS 3 released
« Reply #50 on: 09:07, 22 December 17 »
664 as in "only a pathetic RAM of 64k" ?
You can't even launch a desktop background with that...
 ;D

Except it has a X-MEM ;-) Again, SymbOS 2.1 does run on that machine with both X-MEM and X-MASS.
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Re: SymbOS 3 released
« Reply #51 on: 11:00, 22 December 17 »
664 as in "only a pathetic RAM of 64k" ?
You can't even launch a desktop background with that...
 ;D


To be fair, you can't really do much with SymbOS on 128k RAM either. You can load a desktop background...
... and that's it. ;)


(at least I couldn't  :-[ )
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Re: SymbOS 3 released
« Reply #52 on: 02:17, 07 February 18 »
I have an issue with SymbOS 3.0 final and the Z-MEM. Only 512kb is reported.


Wasn't 1024kb the limit with, for example, the 4mb expansion? Or the Z-MEM uses a different selection system?


Or I'm making something wrong  :P
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Re: SymbOS 3 released
« Reply #53 on: 12:53, 07 February 18 »
The final version of SymbOS 3.0 only supports 512kB. A "newer" 1MB version is still under development as far as I have read.
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Re: SymbOS 3 released
« Reply #54 on: 15:01, 07 February 18 »
It would be better to support directly 4Mb  :-X

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Re: SymbOS 3 released
« Reply #55 on: 18:58, 23 February 18 »
I am happy to report that I got Symbos working with X-Mass! :D


All it took it was getting a Gotek drive flashed with FlashFloppy firmware, and getting AcmeDos ROM with which I was able to format X-Mass the way it worked with Symbos. Now I have Symbos 3.0 running on X-Mass.


Have to say that the Gotek makes the file transfer between the PC and CPC a lot easier. No need to write images to disk on one PC and wishing that it would work on the CPC drive.

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Re: SymbOS 3 released
« Reply #56 on: 21:04, 23 February 18 »
And now it’s not working again. I had to temporarily remove the mother X4 in order to utilize the tape and it lost the partition.


Acme formats the Xmass okay and I can initialize it in Symbos and even create folders but copying stuff on the Xmass crashes the whole system.


I’m really beginning to think that either the DoM or the XMass is somehow buggered. I probably should try to find another DoM from somewhere.

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Re: SymbOS 3 released
« Reply #57 on: 04:44, 24 February 18 »
Maybe you need a stronger PSU??

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Re: SymbOS 3 released
« Reply #58 on: 14:47, 24 February 18 »
It’s an Iomega Zipdrive PSU. It should have enough oomph for a couple of cards. Anyhow, I changed the Xmass to a different slot and got things working again.

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Re: SymbOS 3 released
« Reply #59 on: 17:40, 03 March 18 »
And now I found the reason. If I use the external PSU, the Xmass goes into an indetectable state. Without the external PSU and powered by the expansion bus it works just fine.