On Thu, 23 Apr 2020 15:39:39 +0200, Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users wrote:

> > I just coded a (very quick) and (totally) dirty 5s delay loop in the
> > Q40 HD init code. The *proper* fix would require waiting in a loop
> > (that would timeout after 10s or so) for a HD to show up and report
> > as being ready on the IDE port(s). This won't need any parameter, but
> > perhaps a disabling flag in the SMSQ/E config block, for people not
> > using any HD (or IDE drive) and booting only from floppy (disabling
> > that feature would allow for faster boot on floppy).
> I'll put this into the next version. Should the check be made on all 4
> possible disks, or only on the one in target 0?

I doubt there are many systems with the boot drive on another target
than 0... So, unless someone speaks against it now, I suggest you go
the easy route. :-D

> >> Well I am curious to know what you did, can be this module published ?
> > 
> > Patch attached. I already reported the issue and transmitted the patch
> > to Wolfgang as well, a few months ago. I suppose I'm the only person
> > affected (with perhaps the only known configuration regrouping a low
> > spinning drive and a fast (overclocked) Q60)...
> Unless I'm mistaken, nobody else raised that with me.
> I must have mislaid your previous fix, could you send it to me again?

It is attached to the message you just replied now... I also sent it in
my personal email to you, dated Mon, 7 Jan 2019 13:49:28 +0100, with
subject "Re: QXL.WIN sur carte SDHC".

Attaching the "quick and dirty" patch again to this message. But as I
wrote, it's in no way a proper fix (it simply introduces a 5s delay,
which happens to be needed and to suffice for my overclocked Q60 and
my brand/model of HD).


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