Started by d_kef, 16:48, 30 December 21
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Quote from: JonB on 13:13, 06 February 22@d_kef I'm a bit late to the party, but I have to say this looks pretty cool.Can you tell me what I/O addresses the software is using to access the IDE device? As it's CPC I'd expect to see 16 bit addresses. The point I'm getting at is whether or not it is compatible with uIDE-16 (the IDE interface I designed for the 6128 that didn't really catch on becasue I couldn't write drivers for the CP/M Plus implementation)...The uIDE-16 ports are declared somewhere in the CPCWiki hardware section (couldn't find it today, it is in a huge table), but for reference they are as follows:CF_BASE .EQU 0FEF0h ; IDE I/O Base addressCF_DATA .EQU CF_BASE ; data portCF_FEATURES .EQU CF_BASE+1 ; features (write)CF_ERROR .EQU CF_BASE+1 ; error (read)CF_SECCOUNT .EQU CF_BASE+2 ; multiple sector read countCF_SECTOR .EQU CF_BASE+3 ; sector numberCF_CYL_LOW .EQU CF_BASE+4 ; track number, low byteCF_CYL_HI .EQU CF_BASE+5 ; track number, high byteCF_HEAD .EQU CF_BASE+6 ; head numberCF_LBA0 .EQU CF_BASE+3 ; LBA address, byte 0CF_LBA1 .EQU CF_BASE+4 ; LBA address, byte 1CF_LBA2 .EQU CF_BASE+5 ; LBA address, byte 2CF_LBA3 .EQU CF_BASE+6 ; LBA address, byte 3CF_COMMAND .EQU CF_BASE+7 ; command register (write)CF_STATUS .EQU CF_BASE+7 ; status register (read)That said, they are also programmable on the board via jumpers, so you can use any base address you want. In other words, what we see here is the default configuration I chose so as to not clash with other peripherals.
Quote from: Prodatron on 22:15, 06 February 22I wonder if the uIDE-16 would work as a SYMBiFACE II IDE clone (like the X-MASS but with real 16bit support for IDE devices), if the base address is set to #FD08?I didn't test it, but it seems, that at least my driver doesn't use these #fd06/#fd07 (digital output, drive address) ports, so maybe it will just work.Then uIDE-16 it could be used for HDCPM as well, and even for UniDos?I still have the uIDE-16 for the CPC laying around but didn't test it yet, but I should do it (the uIDE-8 works great with my PCW).
Quote from: angelcaio on 18:14, 13 February 22Finally, after reformatting the DOM to FAT16 and recopying the SYMBOS files plus the four CPMDSK0x.IMG files, it works. CP/M Plus with four partitions of 8 mb each and SYMBOS coexisting in the same DOM!
Quote from: d_kef on 17:11, 10 January 22Funny....I just found that yesterday...In fact I did some tests and it seems that Dobbertin's version is compatible also with D'ktronics RAM disk (or at least WinAPE's implementation of D'ktronics RAM disk).HDCPM v1.00 is not able to detect the Dobbertin driver but it'll be relatively easy to include support for it in v1.01.Also the RAM drive letter is C: in CP/M 2.2 and M: in CP/M Plus.You can still use it with HDCPM v1.00 but you can't change the drive letter (M:)I used the Dobbertin's PATCH30 utility and was able to produce a working C10CPM3.EMS system file. I then used HD manager to transfer the file to my hard disk and it works just fine.d_kef
Quote from: HAL 6128 on 17:08, 20 February 22I'm trying to find Dobbetin's PATCH30 utility but I can't find it. Is is somewhere to download from?
Quote from: GUNHED on 18:06, 11 March 22What do you mean by Multivolume? Different source devices at the same time? Well, this can do the filecopy of FutureOS, but not with X-Mass. Nothing else I would know on CPC for more than one source of files.If I misunderstood you then NSweep.COM actually can log different source devices and users. It has an help function.
Quote from: HAL6128 on 10:27, 15 March 22Wow, looks promising!Is it possible to (re)use the images from other mass storages?
Quote from: angelcaio on 16:28, 10 March 22Hello, Does anyone know of a utility for CP/M similar to NSWEEP (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/applications/nsweep-a-cpm-file-manager/msg179994/#msg179994) but multivolume?to back up partitions using multiple floppy disks.Or another similar utility that does this, like ARJ.EXE or AIN.EXE in MS/DOS (Or BACKUP.EXE...)Thanks in advance.
Quote from: HAL6128 on 19:17, 17 March 22Just for curiosity. Does the M4 version runs a little bit faster than the other one?
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