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by Daveo
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Can I use a PC Monitor on my StrongArm Risc PC
Replies: 17
Views: 1010

Re: Can I use a PC Monitor on my StrongArm Risc PC

From RISC OS PRM (Programmer's Reference Guide) Volume 5a >> http://www.riscos.com/support/developers/prm/medintro.html The IOMD is a specialised custom chip that takes the place of several large chips used in the old architecture. IOMD includes some of the circuitry formerly in the IOC and MEMC chi...
by Daveo
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: !ARCbbs v1.63
Replies: 5
Views: 651

Re: Wanted: !ARCbbs v1.63

I think Arcade are down due to hard drive problem or something from what I've read elsewhere on the net.

Any luck with locating ARCbbs ?
by Daveo
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: !ARCbbs v1.63
Replies: 5
Views: 651

Re: Wanted: !ARCbbs v1.63

OK thank you.
by Daveo
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: IDE to CF Adapter works but knocks out network
Replies: 13
Views: 988

Re: IDE to CF Adapter works but knocks out network

OK thank you. I'll let my brother know. Sounds easier to cut wire on IDE cable as these are cheaper to replace if things go wrong. So to add diode to cable as I understand it, we cut wire 27 and in between where we make the cut we put the diode (so cut wire - soldier that part of wire to diode - the...
by Daveo
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: IDE to CF Adapter works but knocks out network
Replies: 13
Views: 988

Re: IDE to CF Adapter Works but knocks out network

Can anyone confirm what sydney has posted please, as I don't want my brother to end up making a mistake which would mean having to purchase a replacement IDE to CF card adapter.
by Daveo
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: IDE to CF Adapter works but knocks out network
Replies: 13
Views: 988

Re: IDE to CF Adapter Works but knocks out network

I have a StarTech IDE2CF adapter.

I have found PIN 27 on the IDE connector (blue socket), but where on the underside do I connect PIN 27 IDE to on CF tracks.
Back of StarTech IDE2CF Card Adapter
Back of StarTech IDE2CF Card Adapter
Front of StarTech IDE2CF Card Adapter
Front of StarTech IDE2CF Card Adapter
by Daveo
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: IDE to CF Adapter works but knocks out network
Replies: 13
Views: 988

IDE to CF Adapter works but knocks out network

Hi. I've managed to get a working IDE to CF adapter and 8GB CF card. All works fine, except it knocks out the network. *ifconfig -a still shows it has a valid IP, but am unable to access NAS or internet. I know that it has something to do with the 27th pin on the IDE port on the adapter (have read a...
by Daveo
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Risc PC: Switch from HDD to CF card & SyncDiscs backup to NAS
Replies: 16
Views: 1231

Re: Risc PC: Switch from HDD to CF card & SyncDiscs backup to NAS

Had a look thru both pages of link to ADFS patch, only attachment I found was for ADFS v2.68. No !HForm attachment or link. Apologies, its the RISC OS 3.20 thread that !HForm is in. It won't be much use on RISC OS 4.39 though, I believe you need a different version as the disc structure is differen...
by Daveo
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Risc PC: Switch from HDD to CF card & SyncDiscs backup to NAS
Replies: 16
Views: 1231

Re: Risc PC: Switch from HDD to CF card & SyncDiscs backup to NAS

If you follow the link to the ADFS patch I posted above, the latest version of !HForm is one of the attachments. Had a look thru both pages of link to ADFS patch, only attachment I found was for ADFS v2.68. No !HForm attachment or link. Also, is the ADFS patch needed on Risc OS 4.39, as the topic o...
by Daveo
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Risc PC: Switch from HDD to CF card & SyncDiscs backup to NAS
Replies: 16
Views: 1231

Re: Risc PC: Switch from HDD to CF card & SyncDiscs backup to NAS

I now have the IDE to SD card adapter.

I have an 8GB SD card formatted as FAT32. How do I get this formatted correctly for my RiscPC, which is running RiscOS 4.39.

!HForm is v2.52.
by Daveo
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Risc PC: Switch from HDD to CF card & SyncDiscs backup to NAS
Replies: 16
Views: 1231

Re: Risc PC: Switch from HDD to CF card & SyncDiscs backup to NAS

I've decided to use an IDE to SD card adapter, instead of an IDE to CF card adapter.

Only issue I had when testing the CF adapter was error 8 but a retry made it disappear. I looked up disc error 8, which is drive not ready, that explained why it disappeared on clicking retry.
by Daveo
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Risc PC: Switch from HDD to CF card & SyncDiscs backup to NAS
Replies: 16
Views: 1231

Re: Risc PC: Switch from HDD to CF card & SyncDiscs backup to NAS

I've now purchased the IDE to SD card adapter, as I had a £10 Amazon gift card given to me.

I didn't order an SD card, as I have an 8GB PNY SD card here, which should be ok.

20GB HDD has only 3575MB (3.6GB) of data on it, so on an 8GB SD card, show only take up around 3400MB (3.4GB).
by Daveo
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Does anyone have VirtualRPC?
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: Does anyone have VirtualRPC?

Hi. I can check when I get home.
by Daveo
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Risc PC: Switch from HDD to CF card & SyncDiscs backup to NAS
Replies: 16
Views: 1231

Re: Risc PC: Switch from HDD to CF card & SyncDiscs backup to NAS

I've just looked at that and can see it has two power connectors, molex and fdd. Which one is recommended?
by Daveo
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Risc PC: Switch from HDD to CF card & SyncDiscs backup to NAS
Replies: 16
Views: 1231

Re: Risc PC: Switch from HDD to CF card & SyncDiscs backup to NAS

I would like to switch to SD card via an IDE to SD card adapter, but I'm currently unable to afford this at the moment. I already have an IDE to CF card adapter, which also came with two blank 8GB CF cards. The IDE to CF card adapter has a model number of HXSP-2108P and it's a dual CF card adapter w...
by Daveo
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Risc PC: Switch from HDD to CF card & SyncDiscs backup to NAS
Replies: 16
Views: 1231

Re: Risc PC: Switch from HDD to CF card & SyncDiscs backup to NAS

Ok ty.

Is it OK to leave the !Scrap application where it is in !Boot.Resources or set it up to copy to RamFS ?
by Daveo
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Risc PC: Switch from HDD to CF card & SyncDiscs backup to NAS
Replies: 16
Views: 1231

Risc PC: Switch from HDD to CF card & SyncDiscs backup to NAS

I have managed to backup my HDD to a CF card, using an IDE to CF card adapter.

Is it worth switching to the CF card for daily usage and retiring the HDD ?

Also, can SyncDiscs backup to my Synology NAS (I can access NAS via SunFish) ?
by Daveo
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Hampshire
Replies: 13
Views: 983

Re: Hello from Hampshire

Hi Richard. I also live in Hampshire :)

I have a suggestion for point 4, why not try a Gotek Floppy Emulator drive. It uses a USB stick to store disc images on. I'm sure it will work with the BBC Model A and DFS images.
by Daveo
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RiscPC & Gotek Floppy Emulator
Replies: 32
Views: 1951

Re: RiscPC & Gotek Floppy Emulator

I've tried a new 16gb Cruizer on mine (admittedly with a BBC Master), and it's fine, as well as a 32gb UltraFit, that works too. Weird. Not sure why mine wouldn't work. Oh well, at least I have a working 16GB USB stick from the seller. He's looking into a shorter rotary encoder, as the current one ...
by Daveo
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RiscPC & Gotek Floppy Emulator
Replies: 32
Views: 1951

Re: RiscPC & Gotek Floppy Emulator

I've received a USB stick from the seller. It's an unbranded 16GB nano type stick. This works, can access all images, except one or two which where it shows ADF on the display, this shows ERR31 instead. I also found a 256MB FAT formatted USB stick and this works with the following FF.cfg file... hos...
by Daveo
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RiscPC & Gotek Floppy Emulator
Replies: 32
Views: 1951

Re: RiscPC & Gotek Floppy Emulator

The red wire is on right, closest to power cable (from front of RiscPC)
by Daveo
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RiscPC & Gotek Floppy Emulator
Replies: 32
Views: 1951

Re: RiscPC & Gotek Floppy Emulator

Am I right in assuming that if the data cable is round the wrong way, the LED light would be constantly on?

LED light comes on briefly when RiscPC is powered on and then only briefly when clicking the floppy drive icon, which gets an ADFS error says drive empty.
by Daveo
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RiscPC & Gotek Floppy Emulator
Replies: 32
Views: 1951

Re: RiscPC & Gotek Floppy Emulator

I'm formatting it via Windows. Right click drive, select Format, check it's on FAT32 and default allocation size, then click Format.

As far as I can see the partition is MBR not GPT.
by Daveo
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RiscPC - PC Card HiMem Error
Replies: 32
Views: 1978

Re: RiscPC - PC Card HiMem Error

Ah oops, forgotten to do that, so was running from the CD lol.
by Daveo
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RiscPC & Gotek Floppy Emulator
Replies: 32
Views: 1951

Re: RiscPC & Gotek Floppy Emulator

The SanDisk Cruzer 16GB USB Stick is an official SanDisk one, as I purchased it from ASDA as a pack of three ages ago.

The other two sticks have my backup program's boot on in case of emergencies. One per PC.
by Daveo
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RiscPC & Gotek Floppy Emulator
Replies: 32
Views: 1951

Re: RiscPC & Gotek Floppy Emulator

The adf files are 800k/1.6m and downloaded from Wocki's Acorn Site.

From here.

eBay Seller is sending me a known working usb stick to test with, but said it send it as soon as possible.
by Daveo
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RiscPC & Gotek Floppy Emulator
Replies: 32
Views: 1951

Re: RiscPC & Gotek Floppy Emulator

OK. Found this one on Amazon. SanDisk Ultra-Fit 16GB USB 3.1... https://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-Ultra-Flash-Drive-Read/dp/B077Y149DL/ref=sr_1_7?crid=15GIC1XCQ5W0L&dchild=1&keywords=sandisk+ultra+fit&qid=1593525681&sprefix=sandisk+Ultra-Fits+%2Caps%2C450&sr=8-7 Would this one be ...
by Daveo
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RiscPC - PC Card HiMem Error
Replies: 32
Views: 1978

Re: RiscPC - PC Card HiMem Error

I've received my ordered 486 DX4-100 PC card today from CJE Micros and I'll swapped out 486 SXL-40 and put replacement card in. It works. No A20 issues and it's currently installing Windows 98 SE. 70 minutes to go till install is complete! Lol brings back memories of installs taking an hour or more :p
by Daveo
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RiscPC & Gotek Floppy Emulator
Replies: 32
Views: 1951

Re: RiscPC & Gotek Floppy Emulator

Where do I get those types of USB sticks from ?
by Daveo
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RiscPC & Gotek Floppy Emulator
Replies: 32
Views: 1951

Re: RiscPC & Gotek Floppy Emulator

A 4GB single partition didn't work either.

Starting to think of three possible issues...

1. Gotek/Flashfloppy doesn't like my SanDisk Cruszer USB stick
2. Faulty Gotek drive
3. Faulty Flashfloppy flash

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