problems setting up my HxC drive

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starfield
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problems setting up my HxC drive

Post by starfield » Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:11 am

hello

I have an Emu Emax 1000 Keyboard Version 2 Rev C and im looking for an Emaxos.emx OS file that would be compatible with my version so i can load the OS on my HXc drive


i installed the HxC drive and set up my SD with converted HFE images from EB1 under these instructions here on the forum http://torlus.com/floppy/forum/viewtopi ... =15&t=1412

it reads the banks but it won't load any sounds or the OS. on the emax LED it just reads "please insert disc"
any help would be appreciated

thanks!

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Re: problems setting up my HxC drive

Post by starfield » Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:52 pm

so the HxC drive is configured properly

my Emax is a 1000 model, I've confirmed its non scsi and not SE


I copied the quick install floppy image files from Lotharek's site to my 4 gig Sandisc SD that is fat32 formatted

I also added this emaxos.emx file to to the SD

http://hxc2001.free.fr/floppy_drive_emu ... emaxos.emx

it seems to boot fine and loads, even shows the bank for 1 second then flashes the "wrong software" error message


any ideas?
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Re: problems setting up my HxC drive

Post by starfield » Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:53 pm

wrong software
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Re: problems setting up my HxC drive

Post by Jeff » Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:17 pm

Have you the system disk of this machine ?

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Re: problems setting up my HxC drive

Post by starfield » Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:30 am

unfortunately not Jeff :(

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Re: problems setting up my HxC drive

Post by starfield » Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:32 am

these were the images i copied to the SD boot disc

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_driv ... index.html


i also added the emaxos.emx file i mentioned in the above link

i should also mention i am using a mac

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Re: problems setting up my HxC drive

Post by starfield » Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:42 am

ok so after reformatting the SD I was able to boot the Emax Bios Disc file as seen in the pic

it loaded the OS and also the bank of sounds which all played fine and all functions worked

I was able to verify that the Emax was running OS 3.2


unfortunately i was only able to boot the Bios file and could not access any other banks on the SD

then it came up with the "Different Software Rev" error


seems that i am in need of a proper Emaxos.emx file that is compatible with my machine
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Re: problems setting up my HxC drive

Post by starfield » Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:43 am

different Software Rev error message
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Re: problems setting up my HxC drive

Post by Jeff » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:24 pm

starfield wrote:
seems that i am in need of a proper Emaxos.emx file that is compatible with my machine
Exactly. Seems to be a common problem :
http://fr.audiofanzine.com/sampleur/e-m ... -1000.html

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Re: problems setting up my HxC drive

Post by starfield » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:28 pm

hi Jeff

this is quite confusing but i spoke with someone on the yahoo group and he told me that my older emax 1000 unit can boot OS 3.2 even if it is non SE and non SCSI

this i have confirmed this because when i copy the quickdisc floppy install image files to my HxC disc, it boots the Emax Bios Disc and loads the OS 3.2 as well as the program sounds inside and they work fine


i think whats wrong is i need a version of the emaxos.emx file that is the same version as these quick disc image files which is 3.2

this way I can load the OS as it is and when i batch convert my EM1 banks with this emaxos file i need they should load ok

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Re: problems setting up my HxC drive

Post by starfield » Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:25 pm

so after getting a hold of an emaxos.emx 3.2 file I copied the quick disc floppy image install files to the SD then batch converted some of my EM1 banks with this emaxos file and they now load.

the only problem is that once they load, i can select another bank but it will not load. i i turn the emax off and on it even remembers the last bank i selected and then loads it no problem

any idea what the problem could be?


im thinking it might be setting in my CFG file

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Re: problems setting up my HxC drive

Post by starfield » Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:37 pm

figured it out

working fine now :mrgreen:


I just need to figure out how to make the HxC default to the root library folder with the EM1 images

do you know how i would do that Jeff?

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