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by Whopper
Sun May 13, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dual FDD problems
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: Dual FDD problems

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 ...
by Whopper
Wed May 09, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dual FDD problems
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: Dual FDD problems

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:

FLP_JIGGLE 1
FLP_DENSITY 'H'



Yes, well... ummm, flp_jiggle???

But these commands worked! Thank you afx, I'm making progress on my setup now.
by Whopper
Fri May 04, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dual FDD problems
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: Dual FDD problems

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 ...
by Whopper
Fri May 04, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dual FDD problems
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Dual FDD problems

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...
by Whopper
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 Order Process
Replies: 71
Views: 6003

Re: Q68 Order Process

Thanks Derek.

Derek_Stewart wrote:Sorry about the negative comments...


Err... negative comments? About me?

Why would anyone take me seriously?

Whopper
by Whopper
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 Order Process
Replies: 71
Views: 6003

Re: Q68 Order Process

I hate to be really late to the party, can I have one too please.

Motherboard and case.

Thank you,


Whopper
by Whopper
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: What does...make QL...the QL?
Replies: 13
Views: 757

Re: What does...make QL...the QL?

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...
by Whopper
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 68060 based QL system?
Replies: 112
Views: 4905

Re: 68060 based QL system?

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...
by Whopper
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Kermit - QL-Kermit
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: Kermit - QL-Kermit

Rich,

The only difference was the speed.

At full speed or gold Card speed, Kermit works on the Q-Emulator. At standard QL speed, same results as the BBQL.

Whopper
by Whopper
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Kermit - QL-Kermit
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Kermit - QL-Kermit

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...

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