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Offline JohnElliott

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Re: pcw 8512 B drive differences
« Reply #25 on: 16:01, 06 November 20 »
Oh, and the earlier versions of CP/M, that don't look for FID/FIB files don't have this issue?
  • FID support is in 1.07H, and (roughly) 1.09 / 2.09 and later.
  • The drive detection code that causes the Gotek such trouble is in 1.11 / 2.11 and later.
  • FIB support is in 1.14 / 2.14 and later.
That's why people tend to use 1.07H if they need to use an unmodified Gotek -- it supports device drivers such as hard drives. But for a 180K drive B:, you need 1.14 / 2.14 or 1.15 / 2.15, so you need a modified Gotek.
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Re: pcw 8512 B drive differences
« Reply #26 on: 20:30, 06 November 20 »
Seems my gotek came pre-installed with flashfloppy firmware, cool :)


I'll have to see if the configuration changes will negate the need for a hardware mod.




UPDATE:  I made the configuration file changes and.....CP/M 1.15 still hangs on boot.


« Last Edit: 16:41, 07 November 20 by PCWPIP »