Switching between internal Floppy and HxC

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Switching between internal Floppy and HxC

Post by futureman » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:57 pm

Is there an easy way to implement swapping between HxC and internal Floppy drive on an Emulator 1?

Ideally I'd want to do this while the power is on.

I realize I could switch it with one of those big massive printer port type switches (or two) but I was wondering if there is a more elegant and simple solution such as changing the devices ID etc?

As always, thanks for your help.

Mike

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Re: Switching between internal Floppy and HxC

Post by Jeff » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:20 pm

futureman wrote:Is there an easy way to implement swapping between HxC and internal Floppy drive on an Emulator 1?

Ideally I'd want to do this while the power is on.

I realize I could switch it with one of those big massive printer port type switches (or two) but I was wondering if there is a more elegant and simple solution such as changing the devices ID etc?

As always, thanks for your help.

Mike
Just use a switch to exchange DS0 <-> DS1.

That's all ;)

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Re: Switching between internal Floppy and HxC

Post by futureman » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:09 am

Hey there, could you please elaborate, I'm a little confused by what you are saying..

Do you mean swap the ID of both drives (HxC and E1's internal drive)?

ie, make HXC DS0 and E1's DS1, then swap to make HxC DS1 and E1's DS0 ?

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Mike

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Re: Switching between internal Floppy and HxC

Post by Jeff » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:33 pm

futureman wrote:Hey there, could you please elaborate, I'm a little confused by what you are saying..

Do you mean swap the ID of both drives (HxC and E1's internal drive)?

ie, make HXC DS0 and E1's DS1, then swap to make HxC DS1 and E1's DS0 ?

Kind regards
Mike

This is a switch ;)
V
.................../ ---- HXC DS0
HOST DS0 ----/
.............../ ---- FLOPPY DRIVE DS0


http://rocky.digikey.com/weblib/ITT%20C ... 1SDCQE.jpg

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Re: Switching between internal Floppy and HxC

Post by futureman » Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:23 am

Ahhhhh.

Got it.

Cheers
Mike

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Re: Switching between internal Floppy and HxC

Post by Jeff » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:21 am

futureman wrote:Ahhhhh.

Got it.

Cheers
Mike
if you want exchange drive 0 & drive 1 use a double switch :
http://rocky.digikey.com/weblib/ITT%20C ... J1ZQE2.jpg

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Re: Switching between internal Floppy and HxC

Post by futureman » Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:35 am

Ordered HxC for my E1.

Will post pics of how I go.

Cheers.

Mike

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Re: Switching between internal Floppy and HxC

Post by jbfairlight » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:53 pm

Jeff you write "Just use a switch to exchange DS0 <-> DS1."

yes... but when I switch the HxC in DS1 position, like that (jumper : # red) :

3 2 1 0
x x x x Drive B
x x # x
x x # x Drive A

The Emulator II is able to read disk images but unable to write or format the same disk image :?

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Re: Switching between internal Floppy and HxC

Post by Jeff » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:58 pm

jbfairlight wrote:Jeff you write "Just use a switch to exchange DS0 <-> DS1."

yes... but when I switch the HxC in DS1 position, like that (jumper : # red) :

3 2 1 0
x x x x Drive B
x x # x
x x # x Drive A

The Emulator II is able to read disk images but unable to write or format the same disk image :?
Any error message ?

And at the DS0/ID0 position ? Are you able to write ?

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Re: Switching between internal Floppy and HxC

Post by jbfairlight » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:19 pm

Sur l'Emulator II :
Disk [1-8]
DiskFormat Error


Et sur le HxC :
OS_3.1.hfe
S:000/080 S:0


Et oui si le HxC est ID0 ca fonctionne parfaitement et donc fonctionne pour la copie des sons et des formats speciaux du HxC vers lecteur de disquettes.

Mais il faut absolument qu'il soit en ID1 (second) pour permettre la copie des boot secteurs particulier de certaines disquettes.
Comme les disquettes : Test mémoire, Test scanner, Test sons, et même copie de version d'OS...

Car le logiciel de l'Emulator ne copie bas niveau (fonction 8 [8-FORMAT DISK] se qui implique un formatage suivi de la copie du boot strap) que du lecteur I vers le lecteur 2.

Alors que pour les sons il est possible de les charger sur le 1 et le 2 et des les sauver sur le 1 ou 2 :)
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Re: Switching between internal Floppy and HxC

Post by Jeff » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:22 pm

jbfairlight wrote:Sur l'Emulator II :
Disk [1-8]
DiskFormat Error


Et sur le HxC :
OS_3.1.hfe
S:000/080 S:0
Oui Et quand le HxC est en drive 0 ça marche ou pas ?

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Re: Switching between internal Floppy and HxC

Post by jbfairlight » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:42 pm

oui regarde ma réponse au dessus

alors que ca fonctionne tres bien en faisant :

A) chargement d'un son a partir du lecteur 0 dans l'emulator
B) sauvegarde d'un son de l'emulator vers le lecteur 1

:roll:

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Re: Switching between internal Floppy and HxC

Post by Jeff » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:48 pm

jbfairlight wrote:oui regarde ma réponse au dessus

alors que ca fonctionne tres bien en faisant :

A) chargement d'un son a partir du lecteur 0 dans l'emulator
B) sauvegarde d'un son de l'emulator vers le lecteur 1

:roll:
Il est ou le HxC ?

C'est une version boitier que vous avez ?

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Re: Switching between internal Floppy and HxC

Post by jbfairlight » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:49 pm

comment ca ?

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Re: Switching between internal Floppy and HxC

Post by Jeff » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:50 pm

jbfairlight wrote:comment ca ?
jbfairlight wrote:oui regarde ma réponse au dessus

alors que ca fonctionne tres bien en faisant :

A) chargement d'un son a partir du lecteur 0 dans l'emulator
B) sauvegarde d'un son de l'emulator vers le lecteur 1

:roll:
Je ne comprend pas : Il y a un HxC dans ce cas ?

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