Looking for help: ADFS on Acorn Electron

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Joebar
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Looking for help: ADFS on Acorn Electron

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Hi,

I am trying to use a Gotek HxC with my Electron. DFS seems to wrk, but ADFS gives me a headache.

Here is what I did:
- copied .ADL or .ADF files to HxCFloppyEmulator v2.1.8.0 (files attached)
- Export as DSKA000x.hfe to USB drive
The Gotek accesses the image, but fails with Disk error 50 after some time.

The I tried the following:
- create 3.5'' 640kB DSDD FAT12 from within software
- export to USB drive
- FORM 80 0 L on Electron
Now the Electron can access the image okay.
You will find the image DSKA0007.hfe attached.

I still can't succesfully convert ADFS files to HFE files.

Thanks,
Wolfgang

p.s.: I attached a 2nd file (DSKA0007b.zip) that contains a generated file on the DSKA0007 image
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Re: Looking for help: ADFS on Acorn Electron

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So DSKA0007.HFE image are working fine, but not the converted HFE ?

Can you try the attached HFE ?

Btw which firmware version are you using ? have you updated it to the last version ?
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Re: Looking for help: ADFS on Acorn Electron

Post by Joebar »

Hi Jeff,

Thanks for the quick reply!

Yes, DSKA0007.HFE works, the converted does not.

To be sure, I updated my Gotek again with the current HXCFEUSB_V3_1_18_1a.UPD
Then I tried your images.

Both seem to work somewhat.
With _B version (smaller image), I can start some programs, but I get frequently disc errors.
The bigger image hasn't shown any problems yet.

May I ask what you changed?

Wolfgang

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Re: Looking for help: ADFS on Acorn Electron

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Joebar wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:40 pm
Hi Jeff,

Thanks for the quick reply!

Yes, DSKA0007.HFE works, the converted does not.

To be sure, I updated my Gotek again with the current HXCFEUSB_V3_1_18_1a.UPD
Then I tried your images.

Both seem to work somewhat.
With _B version (smaller image), I can start some programs, but I get frequently disc errors.
The bigger image hasn't shown any problems yet.

May I ask what you changed?

Wolfgang
- I have updated the converter software :

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_driv ... r_soft.zip
http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_driv ... _notes.txt

Converted file should be fine now.

- I don't know which format use your 194KB ADL file you have. Any idea ?

- And : There is an new firmware version for the gotek :

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_driv ... rmware.zip
http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_driv ... _notes.txt

This one allows you to use any file extension in indexed mode. This means that you can use the file without convert them. just name them DSKAXXXX.ADF/ADL/ADM/(or any extension you want)

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Re: Looking for help: ADFS on Acorn Electron

Post by Joebar »

It works. I tried .adm .adf and .adl images successfully.
Since I didn't have an .adl file, I created it with ADFS-Explorer and it worked okay.

You are amazing!
Thank you Jeff!
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