My HxC Floppy emulator used to work OK, when I got it. But, after some firmware update, I've had the problem that most of the time the disks are detected as write-protected. Are the known firmware issues like this (see details below...)?
I'm not sure on which firmware version I was when it used to work, but I could try to downgrade. Currently I have the newest (18.104.22.168). At least 22.214.171.124 had this issue too.
More details: Usually, when I try to write, I get the write-protected error (in MSX-DOS, or MSX-BASIC) and nothing is written, of course. Only RA is blinking in the LCD (no WA). Changing the disk image has no effect - however, if I take the SD-card out, and put it back in - the previously selected disk image is re-selected and mounted (in the emulator). Then it just *might* be in the write-enabled state, there seems to be around 1/4 to 1/10 probability of this happening. If it is, I can write to my hearts content on the currently selected disk image, but as soon as I change the disk image, the forced write-protection is back. Changing the disk image wont remove the write protection (ever), as described above for re-insertion (until I change the disk image).
Needless to say, this makes using the floppy emulator really annoying (in case I want to write to my disk images, that is!).
I have tested:
- My MCC card write protection switch. Many times, believe me.
- Also different MCC cards. All have the same issue
- Re-partitioning and re-formatting the SD card - to FAT32, FAT16 - nothing seems to help
- Inspecting the SDcard emulator for damage. Can't find any (though I wouldn't rule out hardware issue
Maybe this has something to do with the way my SD cards are formatted? I have no Windows, only Linux and a MAC (OS X). All my SD cards have been re-partitioned at some point, there's no cards in "stock" partition state (or Microsoft operating system state) - or, I can't confirm that. I've tried to make the partitions via fdisk as compatible as possible.
Hope you can help me!