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by EtchedPixels
23 Nov 2020 02:30
Forum: PROGRAMMING
Topic: Bootstrap and boot blocks
Replies: 101
Views: 34632

Re: Bootstrap and boot blocks

Fuzix file systems are Fuzix format (it's a sort of hybrid of v6 / v7 and system 5). They are 512 bytes/sector and any I/O will be a multiple of 512 bytes. Given that Fuzix only uses the firmware at boot time I don't think you'll have a problem as Fuzix simply won't see your device. It can do flushe...
by EtchedPixels
28 Jul 2019 21:51
Forum: PROGRAMMING
Topic: Bootstrap and boot blocks
Replies: 101
Views: 34632

Re: Bootstrap and boot blocks

Oh and you should be able to set the various terminal properties in inittab

so you can do

getty /dev/tty1 38400 vt52 40 25

(the speed will get ignored for a console obviously)

Alan
by EtchedPixels
28 Jul 2019 21:48
Forum: PROGRAMMING
Topic: Bootstrap and boot blocks
Replies: 101
Views: 34632

Re: Bootstrap and boot blocks

The use of '/' as a switch is a DOS thing. Unixlike OS's use '-'. So stty -h would have been the thing to try. Control-S/Q will eventually do flow control if xon/xoff is enabled. Right now that's not implemented at all (RTS/CTS is for a few serial ports). The CFX-II video will also at some point mag...
by EtchedPixels
26 Jul 2019 01:44
Forum: PROGRAMMING
Topic: Bootstrap and boot blocks
Replies: 101
Views: 34632

Re: Bootstrap and boot blocks

What does

printenv

and

stty -a

show

I suspect it's just a good old fashioned bug so I'll try and test it on my Memotech when I get a moment.
by EtchedPixels
23 Jul 2019 18:00
Forum: PROGRAMMING
Topic: Bootstrap and boot blocks
Replies: 101
Views: 34632

Re: Bootstrap and boot blocks

TERM=vt52 export TERM (will work nicely for the 40 col screen, the 'real' 80 col display but not yet the propellor one) You can also set the screen size with stty cols 80 stty rows 25 or similar. If it still misbehaves please let me know. I'd expect the adventure games to 'just work' on the 40 colum...
by EtchedPixels
21 Jul 2019 22:48
Forum: PROGRAMMING
Topic: Bootstrap and boot blocks
Replies: 101
Views: 34632

Re: Bootstrap and boot blocks

Easiest way

type

/usr/games/whatever
by EtchedPixels
21 Jul 2019 17:26
Forum: PROGRAMMING
Topic: Bootstrap and boot blocks
Replies: 101
Views: 34632

Re: Bootstrap and boot blocks

I've not uploaded a new one yet :D

I will do when I get a bit of time.

Alan
by EtchedPixels
20 Jul 2019 20:27
Forum: PROGRAMMING
Topic: Bootstrap and boot blocks
Replies: 101
Views: 34632

Re: Bootstrap and boot blocks

Tivial enough

Added.

Alan
by EtchedPixels
13 Jul 2019 22:31
Forum: TRADING AND COLLECTING
Topic: WTB: MTX-512, Floppy + RS232 for PLATOTERM dev.
Replies: 2
Views: 2128

Re: WTB: MTX-512, Floppy + RS232 for PLATOTERM dev.

I think you'll have rather more luck with the emulator than finding actually hardware - especially floppy disk hardware ! At least unless you have a very large budget. memu can emulate the serial port although it would need a little bit of hacking in dart.c to make it open a socket to irata instead....
by EtchedPixels
13 Jul 2019 22:23
Forum: PROGRAMMING
Topic: Bootstrap and boot blocks
Replies: 101
Views: 34632

Re: Bootstrap and boot blocks

The VDP: ??? is a bit odd - is that repeatable and just a bug in your memu or something else I wonder. With the real machine it seems to detect reliably and also with the older Memu I am running ? I've updated the image again. It now tries to do a few other things like detect and use the MTXplus tur...