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How do I use disks? Complete NOOB.

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I have a TI with a PEB, TIpi, SAMs 1meg card(sold by arcade shopper these days, s finalgrom,  an F18A video enhancement, still being made by a group member, and Don't forget the Classic 99 emulator and the MAME emulator. Awesome stuff.

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On 11/6/2021 at 10:22 PM, Sinphaltimus said:

"I can write images to the disks using my greaseweazle."

 

Can you tell what format you are writing to? 

 

I think you'll get the most out of Double Sided Single Density at 40 Tracks. 

There is an 80 Track mod depending on what kind of floppy drive you have and success will depend on what kind of floppy Disk you are using.

 

 

 

I tried one SSSD disk and one DSSD disk, both read the directories fine. Both are written using a 360K drive using a greaseweazle f7 lightning plus. I just downloaded the .dsk files, and used the hcx software to convert them to hfe.

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I tried one SSSD disk and one DSSD disk, both read the directories fine. Both are written using a 360K drive using a greaseweazle f7 lightning plus. I just downloaded the .dsk files, and used the hcx software to convert them to hfe.
Reading the directory is not a proper test as it is entirely contained at the first part of the disk.. formatting on the ti will give you the full test of every sector

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The TI doesn't have a DOS in the meaning of a built-in set of commands to format disks, copy files etc. There is support for some actions, but you need some kind of command module or other software to use most of the functions.

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3 hours ago, arcadeshopper said:

Reading the directory is not a proper test as it is entirely contained at the first part of the disk.. formatting on the ti will give you the full test of every sector

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Disk1.thumb.jpg.18278f8eaa84674b10e5e731864e9674.jpgDisk2.thumb.jpg.bc54534da608f775244cca18c0551783.jpg

 

Here's how I tested.

 

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Good test--and your drive/controller combination is formatting both sides of the disk to give you 180K.

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Can you post a picture of the catalog on the disk you transferred the hfe image to? 

This way we can see what kinds of files are on it and possibly tell you how to load and run one of the programs.

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