On Thu, 23 Apr 2020 12:10:13 +0200, Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users wrote: > I don't feel it necessary to release a new version of SMSQE for this.
Err... I do need the corresponding sources, so that I can patch them (I need a delay on boot for the hard disk, else it won't cold-boot on it) and burn the resulting re-compiled ROM in the Q60 EPROMs... Thanks in advance for publishing them. On Thu, 23 Apr 2020 12:03:58 +0200, Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users wrote: > My advice: get rid of the CF reader, I have had nothing but trouble with > them. I can vouch for this fact that, sadly and while implementing a "full IDE" compatibility mode, the Compact Flash cards (their "reader" is actually just a controller-less CF connector to PATA IDE connector adapter) are totally unreliable when used on an IDE bus, be it from SMSQ/E or Linux: they *might* seem to work, at first (at least some brands might look like they do), and as long as you copy files in a raw on a blank medium, but as soon as you start deleting files and writing others (i.e. for random access, and with fragmentation), you get immediate medium corruption ! > Not so with SD cards. Sadly, I did not find a single SD card to IDE adapter that could be configured on a master/slave IDE port, i.e. they all grab the "stand alone" role and forbid using a second IDE drive as a slave (or master). I might have found a solution, and I recently ordered a PATA IDE to SATA adapter (with master/slave jumper) and a SD card to SATA adapter. I should receive them by mid-June (COVID allowing), and will then report my luck (or lack thereof) with this setting... Thierry. _______________________________________________ QL-Users Mailing List