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Re: Announcement - new QL Interface

Postby polka » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:27 am

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Hi all, some new issues -> questions :(

I set-up for the QL Tetroid/CF interface

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1/ a 512Mb CF card with four partitions :

0 GAL  40Mb 2Kb/block  80Kb-fat
1 BOY  80Mb 4Kb/block  80Kb-fat
2 CAT 160Mb 8Kb/block  80Kb-fat
3 DOG 216Mb 8Kb/block 108Kb-fat

2/ a 1Gb CF card with 14 partitions

 0 GIRL  40Mb  2Kb/block   80Kb-fat    default MDV1_
 1 BOY1  40Mb  2Kb/block   80Kb-fat
 2 BOY2  40Mb  2Kb/block   80Kb-fat
 3 BOY3  40Mb  2Kb/block   80Kb-fat
 4 CAT0 100Mb  4Kb/block  100Kb-fat    default MDV2_
 5 CAT1  80Mb  4Kb/block   80Kb-fat   
 6 CAT2  80Mb  4Kb/block   80Kb-fat
 7 CAT3  80Mb  4Kb/block   80Kb-fat
 8 CAT4  80Mb  4Kb/block   80Kb-fat
 9 CAT5  80Mb  4Kb/block   80Kb-fat
10 CAT6  80Mb  4Kb/block   80Kb-fat
11 CAT7  80Mb  4Kb/block   80Kb-fat
12 CAT8  80Mb  4Kb/block   80Kb-fat
13 CAT9  80Mb  4Kb/block   80Kb-fat

And added to my BOOT two basic procedures :

gal N : Partition N -> MDV1_
pet N : Partition N -> MDV2_

I will use the 512Mb card for experimenting and the 1Gb card as work disc

Yesterday, I tried the Habi disc image editor to transfer files from PC to QL/CF, and have some problems (thus questions) :

As I wanted to "organize" the files, I used the "create directory" option :

I first noticed that I could only have 127 files in each directory ?

and then, that that the names of the files "inserted" was appended with several random characters ?

This second issue does not happen when I insert files at the root of the partition as you can see in the attached screen capture : first, two files inserted at the root ; below, the same files under "HTML" directory. the different size of the d2h003_zip is because I inserted it "with header" option, whereas the doc2html_zip, I inserted it "without". But for zip files, the header is not important ?

What - is - or did I do - "wrong" with directories ? Of course, for all the files I inserted as zip files, I may easily write a little program that would automatically detect "_zip" in the file names and remove all the unwanted characters after.

Thanks beforehand


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Re: Announcement - new QL Interface

Postby QLvsJAGUAR » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:19 pm

Just a short note that QL/E is now available for the TDI!

Keep on going the great work, Vitaliy!

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Re: Announcement - new QL Interface

Postby guibrush » Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:43 am

Thanks a lot for this image, this is what I was looking for for my setup, as I just ordered a tetroïd disk interface. Little question : is it possible to use a serial mouse with this distribution ?

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Re: Announcement - new QL Interface

Postby polka » Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:01 am

Hi !
After restoring (and saving from DISASTER !) my 8Gb CF chip like I tell here :
I saw this post about a QL/E image directly loadable on a 1Gb CF for Tetroid, and decided to try it.
I first checked for the geometry of the image and found out that it was of a CF a little smaller than mine (1958 tracks versus 1999), so :
I could use the Habi software to "Disc>Write disc" the image on my 1Gb CF. And it worked and the CF booted on my QL !

But :

As usual, the display was for 512x256 screen and was cut at both the vertical sides of my TV set.
My (much simpler) QL environment dimensions always everything inside a rectangle 484x256a14x0 (that is, reserving 14 pixels on each side).

Is there an easy way to modify the QL/E environment to adopt such reduced screen geometry, or have I to do all "by hand" ?

Anyway, thank's a lot for this novelty, I am eager to master it.

When I will have included Forth, I guess it will be perfect ! :mrgreen:


P.S. I guess that it worked because my QL is JS, but it should also work (I hope) on my other QL which is JM, because its Tetroid card includes Minerva.

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