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by Whopper
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: QL 34th Anniversary new hardware.
Replies: 205
Views: 15834

Re: QL 34th Anniversary new hardware.

Let me add my congratulations Dave.
by Whopper
Wed May 30, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dual FDD problems
Replies: 12
Views: 694

Re: Dual FDD problems

Rich, I've managed to solve THIS problem. I now want a case / enclosure for two HDDs and three FDDs. I have to work out how I am going to steal all of the black lego blocks out of my grandkids lego boxes. And when (not if) they notice, how on Earth am I gonna be able to run away from the little pest...
by Whopper
Wed May 30, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dual FDD problems
Replies: 12
Views: 694

Re: Dual FDD problems

To close this thread, my final results. 1) I bought the correct IDC cable and 10 connectors. 2) They arrived today and I made up a lead with the source connector, a FLP1 connector (with leads 10 to 12 reversed) midway and a FLP2 connector (straight through connections) at the end. It worked and I co...
by Whopper
Sun May 13, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dual FDD problems
Replies: 12
Views: 694

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: 12
Views: 694

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: 12
Views: 694

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: 12
Views: 694

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: 86
Views: 7019

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: 86
Views: 7019

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: 848

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...

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