So I received my TELCO disk today (Thank you arcadeshopper!). I am having a problem loading TELCO. I tried using the Extended Basic V.2.7 Suite cartridge and the regular Extended Basic cartridge. Both act the same way. When it auto loads the disk, it shows "Now loading:- Telco" then stops with a "* BAD ARGUMENT IN 5" error. When I catalog the disk to screen using Disk Manager 2, it displays "DISK ERROR 16". (see attached screen shots). Ugh! What am I doing wrong?
I messaged Arcadeshopper, he was quick in response to my folly! He asked, "Is your disk drive Double Sided? TELCO was too large to fit on a sssd disk so it's formatted dssd."
DOH! I have a stock PHP 1250 SS/SD Full Height Drive. Note: The manual states that although the PHP 1240 TI Disk Controller Card will use double-sided, double-density diskettes and disk drives, data will ONLY be recorded in single-density format!
So, my next option is to upgrade my disk drive or to add an additional drive that is Double-Sided...
I guess it is fair to have to relive the frustrations along with the joys of vintage retro computing!
Back to the drawing board...
Edited by twoodland, Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:53 AM.