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Notes on QL floppy drives. Well, over the past few weeks I've been looking at why my Tetroid clone Gold Card won't use two 1.44MB floppy drives, while it's perfectly happy with two (older) 720KB drives. A number of people helped me with this investigation. Now here is what I discovered. The main QL ...
afx wrote:I had some similar problems with my classic GoldCard and HDD (1.4MB) PC drives.
In my system, with these commands in the boot, everything works correctly:
Yes, well... ummm, flp_jiggle???
But these commands worked! Thank you afx, I'm making progress on my setup now.
Rich, Just changing lines 10 & 12 will swap Motor Enable A and Drive Select B around. Twisting lines 10 to 16 swaps the motor enables and the drive selects over. Also just having FLP2 fitted still didn't produce any reads / writes. The thing that really annoys me is that the dual 720K DD FDDs I ...
I have a BBQL, with Tetroids Gold Card Clone, Tetroids SMPS, and the 68008 cpu removed. I can run a dual DD (720KB) FDD set with no problems. But, when I try to run a dual HD (1.4MB) FDD set I have problems. 1) FLP1 cannot be formatted. It gives a "Read Only" error 2) FLP2 can be formatted...
- Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:14 pm
- Forum: General QL Chat
- Topic: What does...make QL...the QL?
- Replies: 13
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For me it is the combination of Super Basic, QDOS and QL's design. I have to mention that I regard multitasking & open system concept as integral parts of the QDOS. Last, but not least, no IT platform would exist for more than 30 years without its programmers and community. So the answer to the...
My 2d worth. A new 68060 design / build would be great. Of course it wouldn't be as fast as an emulator, but the point is that it's a retro computer. If I want a fast computer I wouldn't even consider a 68K. For a RETRO computer though the 68060 is the bees knees. Some things that I think would impr...
- Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:01 pm
- Forum: Software & Programming
- Topic: Kermit - QL-Kermit
- Replies: 2
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Hi All, Has anyone installed and run Kermit? I haven't been able to get this running on a BBQL at all. It starts up and then crashes out immediately after displaying the command prompt. I can get it to run on Qemulator, it just needs the executable on Qem. But the real BBQL, not yet. Any advice, all...