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  1. I did email you if I could use your 8k rom version and patch it for MyIDE-I and MyIDE-II. And you were OK with that. This not to (perhaps) upset other users, I just mention this. But if you want, I will remove the remark about your permission. No problem. Later! Sijmen.
  2. Hmmm, I thought the production-run is limited to 100 pcs.....
  3. The interface does not need a switch. CF-cards are hot-plug-able. With SHIFT+CONTROL+TAB you get into the RESET-menu and can select the POWERUP-function. Later! Sijmen.
  4. Beside MyIDE-II this should run on any bank-switched cartridge. Enjoy the game :-)
  5. Gyruss from disk2.atr (16mb) will never work on MyIDE-II. The program writes zero's to D500-D5FF. Messing up the cartridge boot configuration. You need a patched version. Later!
  6. Card-detection is hooked in the HSIO-IDE routines of the MyBIOS. So, yes, the user can hot-swap CF-cards while doing a file copy from SOURCE to DESTINATION disk. IDE/CF-Speed is the same as MyIDE-I, with SDX or MyBIOS. Specs (as far as I know): 512k flashrom 512k SRAM (no battery backup) 8k LEFT, 8k RIGHT, 16k LEFT support (can be flash or sram). 50Mhz CLPD (no real-time clock) Atarimax does the coding of the CLPD and Studio-software. Later! Sijmen.
  7. Yesterday I did a demo at the C64/Atari/MSX-meeting in the Netherlands. Very impressive, great feedback. I will take my proto-type for demonstration to the ABBUC-meeting next week (27th October in Germany). It is not mentioned on the show-list and also not listed for the hardware competition. I will say the word when the microphone goes through the active club-members. Steve told me a small production-run is started. 8k and 16k cartridge support from flash or (read-only) ram is great to have. All updates can be applied via ATR or STUDIO-programming-cartridge. The studio makes it possible to add and customize the 512k flash to your liking. Also I have a working SDX-image with me from the DLT-guys :-) Still need some work in debugging some loaders, but it looks and works great! SIDE-loader / SDX / MyBIOS / 512k RAM on one cartridge......
  8. Found on a flea-market. NTSC/PAL/Sears/Special:PAL Serial # (Ex: #54035V or #007649):82949 MFG Location (Sunnyvale, Taiwan):Sunnyvale (Owner/AA Member), (Location= City, State, Country): Mr-Atari (Sijmen Schouten), Zutphen, Netherlands A/B Channel Slot (Yes/No):Yes A/B Channel Switch (Yes/No): Yes (You have to look good for it) Functional (Yes/No):YES
  9. Use ATARIMAX Maxflash Cartridge Studio :-) http://www.atarimax.com/flashcart/documentation/ You do not need the hardware to create flashers. just create your cartridge and use the FILE>EXPORT>ATR and choose the correct atarimax-cartridge.
  10. Thanks :-) The new 4.7.07 MyBIOS supports SDX, APT, FAT32 and MyIDE. Even the intern.char.set is back....... Very cool Happy holidays!
  11. Great!!! Is this for the hardware SIDE or MYIDE> if for SIDE please post mine as I would like to try this new set up. The version here on atariage is for SIDE-hardware. There are also versions for MyIDE (internal and external etc) found on the atarimax-forum. The problem with the image-loader is the same as for all loaders, if it overwrite the source it's a gonner And programs that use OS-ram won't run (there resides the MyBIOS-F), here the only solution is a ROM-version.... Later!
  12. This is a pre-beta for testing here on atariage. Just drop a reply or PM what you think about it. The cartridge-bootmenu default=ON. 64k machines who want to run FDISK, need the config.atr in D1: Setup your CF-card using the MyIDE-MENU: The init routine will detect room for FAT32/APT. Since this is a beta, FAT32/APT/MyIDE-room-resevation is fixed. The rom-image is 512k, contaning the original SDX,SIDE and MyBIOS. Switch must be on SDX to flash the hardware. Altirra SIDE-firmware included. Happy computering!
  13. Sure: Create CONFIG.SYS on drive 1. Put the following commands in it: USE OSRAM DEVICE SPARTA OSRAM DEVICE SIO DEVICE MYIDE Boot SDX and it will configure itself to this very minimal setup. You won't even be able to read AtariDOS format disks. Typing "MEM" at the command prompt will give you the current MEMLO. Try and run FDISK with this configuration. You can then selectively start adding drivers to the config until MEMLO gets too high to be useful. Yep that works for a 800xl, great. I wonder how newbies get by, without knowing this..... MyBIOS-SIDE setup works too. Nice and easy swapping between fat32/myide/apt :-) Later guys!
  14. any help would be welcome. the standaard sdx that comes with SIDE doesn't load FDISK on a 64k machine. so, what to configure? Remember, I'm a noob with SDX
  15. How do I use FDISK on a stock 64k machine?
  16. Yep, no problem, I added a crude APT-table when FAT32 is directed. This will be on the MyBIOS-SIDE firmware only. Formula (roughly) half for MyIDE (starting @ boundary LSR [cyl_high]). Unallocated for PC. 64mb FAT32 (fixed) ID: $0c for PC 256 sectors reserved (fixed). Rest for APT ID: $7F for PC. Tested on altirra. After Init in the MyIDE-menu, rebooted with SDX FDISK now says: un-init disk. -NICE- was only 16 extra bytes in the menu :-) Later guys.
  17. I tried APT (FDISK) yesterday. It does not run from a stock XL, you need a 130XE (?) >error out of memory. On a 130XE, started FDISK, enter APT, only option is to init card and erase all data. Then reserve space for FAT32/APT. Rewriting the MBR. So APT to my conclusion does not read the MBR and extract an already present FAT32-area. Time to write a MBR-tool that does this (FAT32 adding with APT/MyIDE). About the unallocated MyIDE-partition: I had an entry ID=$26 "reserved", but after formatting on a PC (windowsXP) it formatted the reserved space to FAT32, leaving the empty FAT32-area unuasable..... Not sure why. Swapping the entries worked, so $26 first, $0c second. Unfortunately I needed room for the selftestversion of MyIDE-menu, so I only write one valid FAT32 in the MBR. Later, Sijmen.
  18. Ok, I finished the setup. And ready for a new beta-release. Since I didn't hear from you until now this is the layout I use. I write a MBR with one valid partition, this is the space for FAT32 or other PC-based format. The rest of the media is reserved for MyIDE. It has no entry in the MBR. Your APT software can take space of this MBR-partition (reducing size of the FAT32-partition) and write a second entry for APT-usage. Example: 1Gb CF-card. CHS=1986-16-63 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0C 00 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 CF 0B 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 55 AA
  19. Ok, no problem. If I need to code the MyIDE-partition other then $26, just let me know. In the meantime, I'll try to update and debug the IDE_manager....
  20. Hi Jon, This would be an example of my 1Gb CF card with the new MBR-setup. CHS=1986-16-63 MyIDE must start at LSR [cyl_high], so cylinder $300. 255 sectors reserved (or must this be at a cylinderboundary?) Let me know how APT would handle it and send me back the MBR created. Thanks. Sijmen.
  21. Ok, this is usefull information, thanks. The CHS boundaries are MyIDE-wise needed too, so that is a releave I need some more reserved space, but that is no problem. But I was NOT planning to setup CHS-parameters for legacy reasons...... (due to space limitation is the BIOS). Hmmmmm, when I setup a FAT32 (0c) and a $26 partition, how does APT handle this card? Would it reduce FAT32-space for it usage or destroy the $26 partition? The new version will always write a MBR, reserving all space for MyIDE ($26). Or add room for FAT32 and APT (if possible). 2nd hmmmm. Later, Sijmen.
  22. Can you cut/paste an 512 byte example of a MBR with FAT32 and APT? (just like I did with FAT32/MyIDE) I found the $7F remark on the pdf, not sure I understand the rest. I used $26, just because wikipedia says: reserved Or, What would APT do when it reads the MBR a have cut/paste?
  23. Okay, I got a working MBR/FAT32/MyIDE setup on a beta 4.7 MyBIOS :-) Now, to be compatible with APT I like to know what it uses in the MBR. As test I have created this on a 128Mb CF-card. 1 sector MBR 255 sectors reserved $18000 sectors FAT32 $25700 sectors for MyIDE Were does APT fit in? 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0B 00 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 80 01 00 00 00 00 00 26 00 00 00 00 81 01 00 00 57 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 55 AA
  24. Read and processing the information read :-) My first FAT32-approach is indeed too quick&dirty. Runs fine on Win-XP and during testing at myplace. Sole reason being to support Candle's fat32 loader on a single media. Have to dig into MBR-settings and learn :-/ This surely saves me some valuable OS-space having to remove the FAT32-formatter. Thanks and catch you Later!
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