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Re: MKpart_exe for Q40 & Q60

Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:30 am
by XorA
http://ftp.iij.ad.jp/pub/linux/gentoo/d ... 5.4.tar.gz

Would appear to be the last known source of atari-fdisk.

Shoestring Linux sounds like a nightmare of GPL non compliance, I guess thats why I can't find it anywhere in google?

Re: MKpart_exe for Q40 & Q60

Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:21 am
by Derek_Stewart
HI,

Thank you for the link to atari-fdisk.

Looking at the source code, it looks like the Qx0 Shoestring Linux implementation was modified and not shared.

It looks like starting from the beginning again.

Please find attached a How To Guide that details the hard disk setup and boot up process.
Q60_HOWTO_IN.txt.pdf
Qx0 Shoestring Linux Install How To
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Re: MKpart_exe for Q40 & Q60

Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:29 pm
by XorA
Derek_Stewart wrote:HI,

Thank you for the link to atari-fdisk.

Looking at the source code, it looks like the Qx0 Shoestring Linux implementation was modified and not shared.

It looks like starting from the beginning again.

Please find attached a How To Guide that details the hard disk setup and boot up process.
Q60_HOWTO_IN.txt.pdf


Given that atari-fdisk was not creating the file system, there is a good chance if I had an example HD image I could replicate the missing bit in a few hours.

Its a pity Q60 is not a machine in QEMU :-)

Re: MKpart_exe for Q40 & Q60

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:26 pm
by XorA
I see this fdisk program with source.

http://biblioteca.museo8bits.es/ql/q40/ ... index.html

A quick look at the code and it seems to be doing roughly the right thing!

Re: MKpart_exe for Q40 & Q60

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:11 pm
by Peter
XorA wrote:Shoestring Linux sounds like a nightmare of GPL non compliance, I guess thats why I can't find it anywhere in google?

I don't see why it should it not be GPL compliant. It was a one person work in the old dial-up internet days, therefore distributed on CDROM.
For me it is the first Google hit: http://linux-q40.sourceforge.net/

Re: MKpart_exe for Q40 & Q60

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:40 pm
by XorA
Peter wrote:
XorA wrote:Shoestring Linux sounds like a nightmare of GPL non compliance, I guess thats why I can't find it anywhere in google?

I don't see why it should it not be GPL compliant. It was a one person work in the old dial-up internet days, therefore distributed on CDROM.
For me it is the first Google hit: http://linux-q40.sourceforge.net/


Yeah I found it eventually, but that was a long way from the 1st hit. All the links in that page are broken though (although waybackmachine has stored them all).

Re: MKpart_exe for Q40 & Q60

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:39 am
by XorA
So two bits of good news, the atari-fdisk on Shoestring seems to be based on the 1.61 release of atari fdisk, so not much different from the source we have. The changes also seem relatively limited to a few lines of code.