General Category => Technical Support - Software related => Topic started by: Audronic on 05:14, 27 December 16
Symbos 3.0 CPC RC1 - 14-11-2016
After about 10-15 Hours of Mucking about with Symbos 3.0 CPC RC1 - 14-11-2016
It finally works under the following conditions :-
1) From Floppy OK ( Abireo Mouse works)
2) From Hard drive D: Run"SYM.BAS" ( Abireo Mouse works)
It doe NOT work using |SYM it defaults to version 2.1 ( Abireo Mouse Does NOT work).
Can somebody tell me what's Wrong with my setup.
Pictures of the File placement on the Hard drive D:
I have been forced to use the "X-MASS" Formatter as the Symbos one does not work (for me).
Hopefully Yours Ray
The |SYM command starts up symbos from the ROMs, so unless they have been updated with Albireo drivers, I doubt the version has support for it.
Thanks for that .
BUT Symbos then wakes up with all the linking missing it looks like it ignores the symbos.ini file.
and as i don't have many of the older versions of various programs on the /symbos folder on the x-mass then it is functionally useless.
This has taken the best part of 2 days to even get it to this point.
A PROPER installer and a list of Version 3 apps would be helpfull..
The Formatter "XMass.exe" formats the xmass DOM, I then install symbos 3 and i am unable to get it to fully work.
if i then reboot and do a CAT of D: the says that i have NO files on the DOM, if i then run Symbos and use the commander all the files show up ??
Is this how its supposed to work ???
Ps:- I am on a Mac and cannot reply to the Chat at the moment so "" Hi Ray back to you"
Thanks Ray W
It looks like the files are hidden and wont be displayed by the CAT command.
It is possible that the commander under symbos ignores the hidden attribute to show all files?
Hi Ray P
Ok thats probable.
It is not workable when the machine is used for non Symbos uses.
After formatting with the X-Mass |format and then you install Symbos 3.0--- then all the files are visible.
I think that this is the preferred method ?
Thanks for the thoughts
RPalmer is right, there are currently no actual 3.0 ROMs. I renamed most of the filenames for the existing apps as well. In the past it had this APP? ? ? ? ?.EXE schema, now it's just ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?.EXE to be able to have more readable names.
I am currently compiling actual DSK, ROM and ZIP files for SymbOS 3.0.
With 3.0 I am currently in a quite tricky situation, as it could be configured for (too) many different equipped systems.
- pure 128K systems with disc drive only
- systems with 576K ram, but nothing else than a disc drive/HxC
- systems with IDE or SD card (M4Board), but no additional RAM (128K only)
- full powered CPCs (576K ram, gigabytes of IDE or SD mass storage, etc...)
The amount of preconfigured DSKs/ZIPs (+ROM) is going to overflow now for the 3.0 release. That makes it a little bit more complicated, but I hope to have this solved soon.
I am planning to do a full installer for SymbOS after the 3.0 release (like we have for the MSX since 2.1) for the CPC as well, hope it could solve this current issue.
I will be looking forward to the Updates.