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javierglez
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Hello from Barcelona

Postby javierglez » Tue May 16, 2017 1:03 pm

I'm a VIC-20 bred guy with a mostly 8-bit Commodore computer collection.
I recently got an A3010 from eBay. I love it. No software though. But several manuals.
I find the brand interesting since I listened to the interview of one founder in the USA Computer History Museum.
I'm adding a BBC B soon, which seems to be the most appreciated model.

My first attempt to burn TOSEC images with OmniFlop flopped. Although successfully wrote adf images on two Acorn-formatted NOS HD floppies, the Acorn wouldn't read them. I used a Pentium 4 with Windows 7.
Next week I will try OmniDisk on my Pentium 3 with Windows 98 and its known working floppy drive, before start asking for help. [-o<
I maybe doing some common newbie mistake so I post here the story. For example, I don't get the 1600k format and 800k one sided images thing.

Anyway, I'll be around here from time to time.

Zarchos
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Re: Hello from Barcelona

Postby Zarchos » Tue May 16, 2017 1:07 pm

Another Xavier !

Welcome amigo, enjoy this great forum !

Xavier.

PS : You'll get all the help you need here.
1,6 Mbyte diskettes are formatted 'high density', the 800 kbytes : double density.
Both use both sides.
1st Archies used DDs, then from the A5000 Archies used HDs.
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danielj
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Re: Hello from Barcelona

Postby danielj » Tue May 16, 2017 1:07 pm

Hullo there! Welcome! :)

d.

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Re: Hello from Barcelona

Postby davidb » Tue May 16, 2017 1:09 pm

Welcome! :D

I'm sure the 32-bit experts will be able to explain how to put disk images onto disks. In the meantime, remember that many A-series machines can read DOS-formatted floppies. :)

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Re: Hello from Barcelona

Postby daveejhitchins » Tue May 16, 2017 1:47 pm

Welcome to the Forum, javierglez . . . Enjoy . . .

Dave H :D
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Products: ARA II, ABR, ATI, AP6, MGC, AP5 . . .
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Re: Hello from Barcelona

Postby CMcDougall » Tue May 16, 2017 4:17 pm

welcome J :)

nice Zoo you have in Barcelona!
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Re: Hello from Barcelona

Postby DutchAcorn » Tue May 16, 2017 4:54 pm

Welcome and enjoy the forum!

With Omniflop an .adf image needs to be renamed to .adl to write correctly.
Paul

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Re: Hello from Barcelona

Postby oss003 » Tue May 16, 2017 5:16 pm

Welcome,

And enjoy the forum ....

Greetings
Kees

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Re: Hello from Barcelona

Postby Multiwizard » Tue May 16, 2017 6:55 pm

Hi,

welcome to this great Forum... :D


Greetings from my little Dutch Acorn Attic, Wim...:-)

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Re: Hello from Barcelona

Postby flaxcottage » Tue May 16, 2017 8:27 pm

Welcome. :D
- John

Currently running Level 4 Econet with BBC B, BBC B+ 128K, Master 128K, 4Mb A3000, 4Mb A3020, 4Mb A4000, 4Mb A5000 dual FDD; UK101; HP41CX setup; Psion 3a, 3mx and 5mx; Z88; TI-58c, TI-59 and printer

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Re: Hello from Barcelona

Postby tricky » Tue May 16, 2017 8:42 pm

Welcome, my first home micro was a Vic-20, but then I got a beeb, which has always been my homebrew favourite :)

javierglez
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Re: Hello from Barcelona

Postby javierglez » Wed May 17, 2017 8:03 am

Thank you everybody,
The 800k disks and .adl renaming tips did the trick for Omniflop, and the floppy drive is alive and kicking TOSEC images. :D

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Re: Hello from Barcelona

Postby Zarchos » Wed May 17, 2017 8:16 am

javierglez wrote:Thank you everybody,
The 800k disks and .adl renaming tips did the trick for Omniflop, and the floppy drive is alive and kicking TOSEC images. :D


Good news !
Are you interested by games and or demos ?
Do you know the Stuttgart ftp ?

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danielj
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Re: Hello from Barcelona

Postby danielj » Wed May 17, 2017 8:32 am

Do be aware that some of those tosec images have viruses on them :D (most archie viruses are pretty benign AFAIK)

d.

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Re: Hello from Barcelona

Postby javierglez » Wed May 17, 2017 8:45 am

I just googled it, you mean http://ftp.uni-stuttgart.de/pub/systems/acorn/riscos/, I guess.
Thank you, sure that's interesting.
No I wasn't aware of viruses. Without a hard drive though :cry: I guess they can't hurt me.
I have to remove the battery now, fortunately it's pretty solid.

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Re: Hello from Barcelona

Postby Zarchos » Wed May 17, 2017 9:42 am

javierglez wrote:I just googled it, you mean http://ftp.uni-stuttgart.de/pub/systems/acorn/riscos/, I guess.
Thank you, sure that's interesting.
No I wasn't aware of viruses. Without a hard drive though :cry: I guess they can't hurt me.
I have to remove the battery now, fortunately it's pretty solid.


Yes.
The virus can make your apps, whatever not load ...

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Re: Hello from Barcelona

Postby Zarchos » Fri May 19, 2017 9:11 pm



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