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by Wheel_nut
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Choosing a slice of Pi
Replies: 20
Views: 369

Re: Choosing a slice of Pi

Bobbi wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:58 pm
I am just learning about the 1MHz bus Raspberry Pi. I guess it's going to be two slices of Pi for me :)
... then you definitely need KenLowe's level shifters because his Tube Shifter has the power outlet to power the 1MHz Bus one. PM Ken and he will kit you out. - R
by Wheel_nut
Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Choosing a slice of Pi
Replies: 20
Views: 369

Re: Choosing a slice of Pi

Bobbi wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:26 pm
Kjell's converter seems to have the serial header I think:

https://www.sundby.com/index.php/project/pitubedirect/

I may go with that then and a Pi Zero.
Have a look at KenLowe's Tube Level Shifter. Very neat and will fit in the Connector Well beside another RPi on the 1MHz Bus port.
by Wheel_nut
Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: MMFS Version 2
Replies: 368
Views: 2714

Re: MMFS Version 2

Did you remember to format the SD Card as FAT32?
by Wheel_nut
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: MMFS Version 2
Replies: 368
Views: 2714

Re: MMFS Version 2

Hi All, I have done some testing today on MMFS2 v 1.48o and am happy to say that I haven't managed to break it! =D> =D> I set up some blank Test discs on both the MMFS2 SD Card and on my Gotek drive and then ran several IDTOM2 and IMTOD2 copies both ways, using the mmfs2.ssd release disc as the data...
by Wheel_nut
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: MMFS Version 2
Replies: 368
Views: 2714

Re: MMFS Version 2

The IDTOM2/IMTOD2 change should still be compatible with MMFS v1, as it's legal to *DIN a disc by name or number. It would be good to just have a single version, less to maintain and all that.... Hi Dave, I too would prefer just a single version of IDTOM/ IMTOD for both MMFS and MMFS2 but I haven't...
by Wheel_nut
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: MMFS Version 2
Replies: 368
Views: 2714

Re: MMFS Version 2

MMFS2 v1.48o simply reverses the changes I made to MMC_WriteBlock in the previous release (while retaining the other changes.) Please test!! https://github.com/bobbimanners/MMFS/releases/tag/bobbi_201126 Hi Bobbi, I didn't get much testing done today ... busy with family committments and a very nee...
by Wheel_nut
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: MMFS Version 2
Replies: 368
Views: 2714

Re: MMFS Version 2

Bobbi wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:00 am
I did take a look through the command reference and I thought it looked pretty good. I did have a few minor niggles which I should PM you with :)
Just PM me the revisions and I will update the document. I am also happy to turn it over to you for inclusion in the Release. - R
by Wheel_nut
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: MMFS Version 2
Replies: 368
Views: 2714

Re: MMFS Version 2

Which version were you using when you issued the *ACCESS command? If it was the bad version (1.48n) with the buggy MMC_WriteBlock , then it could well have stuffed things up. Yes, it was v1.48n and I locked the files after I uploaded them here. I will see if I can break it again tomorrow and report...
by Wheel_nut
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: MMFS Version 2
Replies: 368
Views: 2714

Re: MMFS Version 2

Hi Bobbi, Thank you for MMFS2 v1.48o which I have downloaded and installed as P/SWMMFS and have run a rudimentary test using IDTOM2 to copy a similar Disk to the one that failed before. It copied without error and was readable from the copy. I had a rather strange experience which I should report he...
by Wheel_nut
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: MMFS Version 2
Replies: 368
Views: 2714

Re: MMFS Version 2

Without appearing to sound as though I know what I'm talking about, is it possible that this disk was corrupted by my wrttes to it with the track 76,77. 78, and 79 aberration in 1.48m when I was testing IMTOD2 and IDTOM2? Also, I have added and deleted files to that disk without compacting it so it ...
by Wheel_nut
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: MMFS Version 2
Replies: 368
Views: 2714

Re: MMFS Version 2

OK. No point in going back to v1.48m then. I will stick to 1.48n and try creating and editing from a fresh disk.... Back soon I freshly formatted a blank disk and copied just the !BOOT, IDTOM2 and IMTOD2 files to it. I then opened View and loaded the !BOOT file and saved it about 10 times to the new...
by Wheel_nut
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: MMFS Version 2
Replies: 368
Views: 2714

Re: MMFS Version 2

I will try that here now ... I may be a few mins.... R

EDIT: I freshly formatted a blank Disc and *DINed it into Drive 1 and then did a *COPY 0 1 *.*
It fails with "Disc Sector not found at 1:50/00"

I will try the same operation with v1.48m ....
by Wheel_nut
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: MMFS Version 2
Replies: 368
Views: 2714

Re: MMFS Version 2

@Wheel_nut: Can't reproduce on my model B with my usual BOOT.DSD . I probably have a different version of View to you ("View A3.0 pms" here). Can you send me the disk image in question? I am wondering if it is something particular to that disk image. BOOT.ssd Mine is an SSD not DSD and my View Vers...
by Wheel_nut
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: MMFS Version 2
Replies: 368
Views: 2714

Re: MMFS Version 2

Should post this here too ... this is the fix (hopefully) to the Osword &7f problem reading certain disk sectors. Here is a release if anyone wants to test. Just be aware that I hacked on the routine that writes blocks to the SD card, so hopefully I didn't mess up. You *do* have backups, right? MMF...
by Wheel_nut
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Games Menu on MMFS2
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: Games Menu on MMFS2

Got it , thank you. And it works straight out of the box. :)
by Wheel_nut
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Games Menu on MMFS2
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: Games Menu on MMFS2

Don't forget to post the recipe here. As extracted from the BEEB.MMB file the images were no good as they're all SSD format, not DSD. I wasn't going to fettle them all by hand, so I downloaded the STH collection again. Then I made a very minor tweak (*MENU to */MENU) in @mm67's !BOOT file on MENU32...
by Wheel_nut
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: IDTOM2 for MMFS Version 2
Replies: 48
Views: 394

Re: IDTOM2 for MMFS Version 2

@Wheel_Nut - If you have no objection, I will check your updated IDTOM2 program into my GitHub fork for safekeeping. Hi Bobbi, Yes please do that. The IDTOM and IMTOD that are currently there don't work with MMFS2 so these are better. I also think that they should be reasonably defect free as I hav...
by Wheel_nut
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Games Menu on MMFS2
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: Games Menu on MMFS2

roobarb! wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:56 am
And done, things are working very nicely! Time to update my girl's Beeb, newb-level instructions are now in the first post.
Don't forget to post the recipe here.
by Wheel_nut
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: MMFS Version 2
Replies: 368
Views: 2714

Re: MMFS Version 2 - Command Reference Manual

Here is an updated MMFS2 Command Reference Manual for review.

Please PM any errors or omissions to me (Wheel-nut)
MMFS2 Command Reference.pdf
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by Wheel_nut
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: IDTOM2 for MMFS Version 2
Replies: 48
Views: 394

Re: IDTOM2 for MMFS Version 2

Here is a release if anyone wants to test. Just be aware that I hacked on the routine that writes blocks to the SD card, so hopefully I didn't mess up. You *do* have backups, right? MMFS2 v1.48n: https://github.com/bobbimanners/MMFS/releases/tag/bobbi_201124 Hi Bobbi, Thank You, Dave and Martin for...
by Wheel_nut
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: IDTOM2 for MMFS Version 2
Replies: 48
Views: 394

Re: IDTOM2 for MMFS Version 2

I wish I could help but you lost me at the starting gate! :?
by Wheel_nut
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: MMFS Version 2
Replies: 368
Views: 2714

Re: MMFS Version 2

You're welcome :) I am glad someone other than me finds it useful. Hi Bobbi, With the enhanced DUTILS and the Autoload/ Autoboot features, you have taken MMFS2 to another level and in terms of function and usablity, I much prefer it to both the original MMFS and the Gotek as storage systems. Having...
by Wheel_nut
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: IDTOM2 for MMFS Version 2
Replies: 48
Views: 394

Re: IDTOM2 for MMFS Version 2

Sure I can try it out. I don't have a Gotek or anything hooked up to my floppy interface, so I may not be able to test very much. Maybe you can send it to me by PM. Can't attach files to PMs so have attached it inside Blank1.SSD. I will take it down once you have got it. WARNING TO OTHER USERS- IDT...
by Wheel_nut
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: IDTOM2 for MMFS Version 2
Replies: 48
Views: 394

Re: IDTOM2 for MMFS Version 2

I have found ONE of the culprits! If I KILL ADT, *FORM 80 0 completes without error.

However, my IDTOM2 still fails with the previous error though the copied data seems to be there!

Are you able to try the edited IDTOM? I would rather not attach it here in case it causes data loss for other users!
by Wheel_nut
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: IDTOM2 for MMFS Version 2
Replies: 48
Views: 394

Re: IDTOM2 for MMFS Version 2

I get the same errors when Formatting or copying to your Blank1.SSD.

BUT!!! Oddly, when I *CAT the Disk, the directory shows the files!

I will try another SD Card... Back soon
by Wheel_nut
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: IDTOM2 for MMFS Version 2
Replies: 48
Views: 394

Re: IDTOM2 for MMFS Version 2

Bobbi wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:48 pm
Here is a 200KB blank (already formatted DFS.)
No, I get exactly the same error with your Disc.

I also checked the size of my Discs in Properties and they show as having a size of 204800 Bytes
by Wheel_nut
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: IDTOM2 for MMFS Version 2
Replies: 48
Views: 394

Re: IDTOM2 for MMFS Version 2

Hi Bobbi,

It is failing with the MMFS *FORM 80 0 giving "DISC fault 1E at :0 4C/00"

My Blanks are evidently short of the required 204800 Bytes. How do I easily create one ... or could you append a Blank Disk on here?
by Wheel_nut
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: IDTOM2 for MMFS Version 2
Replies: 48
Views: 394

Re: IDTOM2 for MMFS Version 2

I copied the "Blank" SSDs from the BEEB.MMB capsule and renamed them on the PC. They were "formatted" Disks in BEEB.MMB and are showing as 200K. Interestingly, I have one disk which is only 30K in size and it fails at an earlier count. How would I create a larger Blank Disk? I am sure that both the ...
by Wheel_nut
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: IDTOM2 for MMFS Version 2
Replies: 48
Views: 394

IDTOM2 for MMFS Version 2

I am trying to adapt @hoglet 's IDTOM to work with MMFS2 on the Beeb to transfer Discs from Floppy (or Gotek) to SSD images on the MMFS2 SD Card, The obvious change required is to change lines 130 and 350 to use Disk Names as used in MMFS2 rather than Disk Numbers as in MMFS. 130 INPUT "Enter dest M...
by Wheel_nut
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Pi-based Co-Pro on the cheap - 100MHz 6502 for £10? (now 290MHz)
Replies: 1272
Views: 171980

Beeb won't Boot with PiTubeDirect and Gotek as Boot Drive

It's been very quiet in here for a while 8) I have one of KenLowe's Tube Level Shifters and a RPi1 on the Tube and a Gotek on the Disk Drive port. I have to Power Off the Gotek to allow the Beeb to Boot with the RPi Co-Processor active. Once the Beeb Boots to the Co-Processor Start-up message, I can...

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