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by waltermixxx
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A7000+ PSU
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: A7000+ PSU

Maybe open up the power supply and look for a 110 v jumper...
The BBC switching power supplies had some links to switch it to
110...

You never know?
by waltermixxx
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)
Replies: 40
Views: 1151

Re: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)

Thank you for your reply :)

i will give those options a shot, and report back. :)

Cheers...

Pictures to come (eventually...) when i get the A7000 in my home made case. :)

Cheers.
by waltermixxx
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)
Replies: 40
Views: 1151

Re: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)

So I am able to use the FTP app with no issue, however the web browser only seems to load local pages only. I have tried to go to http://www.google.com but get get the following cryptic error when I click the go to button. I think I have my Fetchers set correctly. 48B6DF16-24F4-4DD4-BACA-2D6531E5283...
by waltermixxx
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)
Replies: 40
Views: 1151

Re: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)

so i was able to visit some FTP sites, there were two that were included in the FTPc image provided by lcww1. Thanks again everyone, from there I managed to download a browser as well. :) Very happy to get my A7000 online..... and now it's time to get physical. I need to put her in a case. I will po...
by waltermixxx
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)
Replies: 40
Views: 1151

Re: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)

okie doke, i installed the Emulator suggested, and loaded up a blank disk image with it, an copied the files i needed over to it, and after much fussing about, i was able to change the file type of the zip file to archive, and then extract it, and run the !system Merge, and after more fuzzing about ...
by waltermixxx
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)
Replies: 40
Views: 1151

Re: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)

as to be expected, I have run into a snag, in that i cannot fun ftpc becuase of the absence of CallASWI. I did do some looking around, https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=15000&hilit=CallASWI i found a copy in the UTILS folder in my !BOOT on the hard drive I was able to setup with hel...
by waltermixxx
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)
Replies: 40
Views: 1151

Re: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)

Once again, very much appreciated. :)
I should be set now. Next project is really
to house this awesome little machine.

:) i will post updates as they come.

cheers.
by waltermixxx
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)
Replies: 40
Views: 1151

Re: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)

looking around for an .adf file with an ftp client on it,
if I dont find it then I will get my emulator sorted out,
and create it with that. :)

I really need to find a nice home for my A7000 :)

CHeers.
by waltermixxx
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)
Replies: 40
Views: 1151

Re: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)

Latest update: Network card installed and configured with TCP/IP. I can ping my router and have a static IP setup, DHCP option was grayed out. But fixed up is fine. Now I have to install the emulation software so I can create some disk images. DF014881-F84E-40D9-895A-8CCDEEEDB2DD.jpeg D1AE29B2-5BAB-...
by waltermixxx
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)
Replies: 40
Views: 1151

Re: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)

I received my A7000 ethernet card, however I am away until saturday, so wont be able to plug it in and check it out.
and because it's wired, i will have to move my Amiga 2000 aside for a bit to get to my network cable.

Looking forward to accessing files directly from the A7000 :)

Cheers.
by waltermixxx
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)
Replies: 40
Views: 1151

Re: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)

i will go through the library of CD's and burn a couple. :) i had to pack up my A7000 setup, my wife wanted the dining room table back, we have company starting tomorrow for a week. so may be a while before i report back in, but i will be checking the forum each day :) I will let you know how i make...
by waltermixxx
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)
Replies: 40
Views: 1151

Re: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)

More updates: the Network card I bought on ebay shipped... this is the card, I hope it's ok: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/i-cubed-600-002-600V2-Combo-EtherLan600-Ethernet-Card-for-Acorn-A7000-RiscPC/263564352439?hash=item3d5da8dbb7%3Ag%3AOZAAAOSwOyJas7mF&_sacat=0&_nkw=i-cubed+600%3A002+600V2+Combo+EtherL...
by waltermixxx
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)
Replies: 40
Views: 1151

Re: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)

Wow thank you, that is a lot of information. I appreciate that. :) I will give the emulator a try. I downloaded a blank ADF file, and from the emulator i can put stuff in it. I'm going to mess around with a ZIP 100 drive i have. I have been reading through the thread on this site regarding it, it to...
by waltermixxx
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)
Replies: 40
Views: 1151

Re: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)

Speaking of getting files from your pc to the A7000 without a network card (sniff, sniff :o(... ) a couple of questions if I may: the A7000 is supposed to be able to read pc formated HD 1.44 floppy disks is this correct? if so, is there a program that created PC formated disk images for use with the...
by waltermixxx
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)
Replies: 40
Views: 1151

Re: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)

Dang, you beat me to it, I was reading this: from here: http://www.riscos.org/support/boot.html There should be four of these directories; one for each major release of RISC OS. Inside each is an 'Apps', 'Boot' and 'Res' directory, each of which contain applications and files specific to different v...
by waltermixxx
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)
Replies: 40
Views: 1151

Re: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)

One teensey problem, I get this error when starting up from my hard drive. DC51A3ED-984D-4129-86A9-661C68DD56EC.jpeg Not sure why, I copied the first !Boot To the root of the CF card then copied the second !Boot File from the second disk. The second boot file was click and dragged onto the first !Bo...
by waltermixxx
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)
Replies: 40
Views: 1151

Re: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)

More progress. Thanks again. I’ve got the Boot! File setup on the hard drive and the system does boot from it. :0) 031F7DCB-D1D4-412D-AF68-4B63789F2D0F.jpeg Now I just have to find a home for it. I have to add a CD rom drive as well (just have to connect it and test). I will update the thread as I p...
by waltermixxx
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)
Replies: 40
Views: 1151

Re: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)

Excellent, thank you,
I will let you know how I make out.

It's a rainy day here in Toronto Canada, so it's a good to give this a try...

Cheers. :)
by waltermixxx
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)
Replies: 40
Views: 1151

Re: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)

So I was able to get the A7000 to see the gotek and the utiles.adf disk image. I was able to format the CF card as a 250 meg drive. I selected make it bootable, but it won’t boot from it. !boot is missing or something. :0) I take it, make it bootable still requires you install some kind of OS on it....
by waltermixxx
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)
Replies: 40
Views: 1151

Re: Acorn A7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)

Thanks again folks, this is great.
I will give this a shot later this evening.

Very much appreciated.
I will report back once I have had a chance to
Get this all done.
Cheers.
by waltermixxx
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)
Replies: 40
Views: 1151

Re: Acorn A7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)

Very helpful Icww1, thank you. I did not know that.

The link I provided above only seems to have games, can anyone provide a link to, or an actual disk image i can use to setup my hard drive, this elusive !HForm and any other utils to get me started?

Cheers.
by waltermixxx
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)
Replies: 40
Views: 1151

Re: Acorn A7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)

Well I have FlashFloppy installed on my gotek with an OLED display added for good measure. can i use a standard PC floppy ribbon cable? do I want the twist part? or the straight through... I set the gotek with the jumper in S0, what else do I need to connect it up? (besides 5 volts, and gnd). where ...
by waltermixxx
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)
Replies: 40
Views: 1151

Re: Acorn A7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)

Yes I have a GOTEK from a few years ago, i have not flashed with anything yet, i will flash it with that firmware, and hook it up and see what happens... I will have a look at the link the thread you provided... also there is a thread i found on Stardot on formating a sd card, for use as a hard driv...
by waltermixxx
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)
Replies: 40
Views: 1151

AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)

Hi folks, i have my A7000 motherboard powered up and connected to a PS/2 Keyboard and mouse, and I have a 256meg CF card in a CF2IDE adapter plugged into the IDE port on the A7000 I hooked it up to a VGA monitor, and held down DEL when booting up. so I have a wonderful desktop on the screen, and I'm...
by waltermixxx
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: New Atom owner (soon)
Replies: 9
Views: 463

Re: New Atom owner (soon)

200 euro's for an Atom is not bad, I've seen it as high as $800.00 or so for an Atom. or no Atom's at all. Good for you for getting one. I finally got one for myself as well. And I love it. Upgraded it to 32k, and added a coco 2 composite video board to it, as a colour board. Please make sure you ge...
by waltermixxx
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A7000 motherboard on it's way to me....
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: A7000 motherboard on it's way to me....Network Podule for an A7000 anyone?

Hi there, I think I would like to get a Network Card for the A7000 motherboard i should be receiving soon.
Wondering if anyone has one they would like to sell for an A7000 Risk Motherboard? Please let me know.

Thank you. :)
by waltermixxx
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Canada West
Replies: 14
Views: 680

Re: ABUG Canada West

I'm in the GTA (greater Toronto Area) and I have a collection of Acorn computers: Acorn Atom + CoCo Colour card, and 32K of ram, and MMC based storage. :) Acorn Electron with a PLUS1, pegasus 400 disk controller card, and home made USER PORT with UPPURS PORT expansion card. Master128 with 2 floppy d...
by waltermixxx
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A7000 motherboard on it's way to me....
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: A7000 motherboard on it's way to me....

Awesome thank you :)

I think this is going to be a lot of fun :)

Cheers.

I think i willl definately go the GOTEK route. :)
i will need to purchase a couple more, as I have an Amiga 1200 motherboard project I am working on as well with Gotek. :) Oled and rotary dial will be added. :)
by waltermixxx
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A7000 motherboard on it's way to me....
Replies: 3
Views: 293

A7000 motherboard on it's way to me....

Hi there, I have a tendency to get excited about stuff I dont know much about... and then buy it... then once I've purchased it, I do my research... (Yeah I know... Bass Ackward eh?) So, here is the story: I recently purchased an Acorn A7000 motherboard with RISC OS ROM 3.6, an 8 meg sim, and a cabl...