Hmm, I remember (from my Atari times) that I had my QLWA partition as the 2nd one of the Megafile. Wasn't it configurable in SMSQ/E, where it has to look for a BOOT?


Am 23.04.2020 um 16:11 schrieb Thierry Godefroy via Ql-Users:
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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