IDE interfaces - hardware details

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Re: IDE interfaces - hardware details

Post by daveejhitchins » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:02 pm

AndyMc1280 wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:02 pm
IanS wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:33 pm
The boards I produced are not hardware compatible with any Baildon cards. IDEFS software module don't just magically work with any IDE hardware interface.
Ok Ok, was only asking lol. :mrgreen:
I'd rather not have to reformat and start again, thats why I mentioned it, but if I have do set up a clean card so be it..
Go you , rewriting your own IDEFS... braver than me lol.
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Re: IDE interfaces - hardware details

Post by IanS » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:51 pm

AndyMc1280 wrote:
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Go you , rewriting your own IDEFS... braver than me lol.
Nope, not me, it was John Kortink - http://www.zeridajh.org/software/zidefs/index.htm I just produced compatible hardware.

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Re: IDE interfaces - hardware details

Post by AndyMc1280 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:16 pm

IanS wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:51 pm
AndyMc1280 wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:02 pm
Go you , rewriting your own IDEFS... braver than me lol.
Nope, not me, it was John Kortink - http://www.zeridajh.org/software/zidefs/index.htm I just produced compatible hardware.
Back to being nosey. I bought two of the cards, one for my R260 and an 8bit one for my A3010.

Am I correct in what I think I read in that you can switch between IDEFS and ZIDEFS ? What are the jumper settings to do so ?

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Re: IDE interfaces - hardware details

Post by IanS » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:20 pm

AndyMc1280 wrote:
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The two jumpers on board, one selects between ZIDEFS or other, when set to other, the other jumoer switches between IDEFS and SIDEFS (of little use to anyone, but left in for extreme cases of 3 cards fitted to one machine)

Try changing the jumpers, do a full reset, check the module list, see which modules are loaded.

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Re: IDE interfaces - hardware details

Post by AndyMc1280 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:32 am

IanS wrote:
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Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:44 am
I wonder if the firmware on the 6C version PCB 'catches-up' with these features? Anyone know?
Probably, I'm sure it probably gained partition support if nothing else.
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Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:44 am
The 5x version was upgraded quite a lot, from when ZIDEFS was written - the latest version I have is attached. Maybe worth a try?

BE-APDL-IDE5-IDEFS3v22-CDFS2v21-0V21.BIN.zipFor this board"IMG_2432.jpgIMG_2431.jpg
I do have one of those IDE cards, that's where my journey with ZIDEFS started. I tried the ZIDEFS rom in it, and it didn't work. Only then did I notice the picture of the IDE card on John's website. That was many years ago.
I don't expect the newer rom to work on the older interface.

I can add to this discussion.

My 6C with latest 3.28 idefs (Yes there's a later version of the module.) Supports 8 partitions. I have a 5B with earlier 3.21 idefs.

In the course of my pratting around with trying to have 8 partitions on my A3010, (3.21 has 4) someone took the rom image above and substituted the later idefs module. Never got to try it out as A3010 went wonky.

So, if anyone wants to add 8 partition support.....
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