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by steve3000
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 IDE interface just died... what to try next?
Replies: 2
Views: 57

A5000 IDE interface just died... what to try next?

Well there I was minding my own business playing a quick game of Arc Elite on my A5000, popped back to the desktop to save my position and was greeted by a "Broken directory" error, followed by "Disc not understood, has it been formatted?" when I clicked on the hard disc icon. :s...
by steve3000
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn A305 Mouse repair...
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: Acorn A305 Mouse repair...

Wow, great solution! I've not used my original A310 mouse in years because it was so bad... Never considered it might be suffering from a shrinking ball :shock:
by steve3000
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: software
Topic: Archimedes Iomega ZIP drivers
Replies: 20
Views: 1103

Re: Archimedes Iomega ZIP drivers

The DOS filesystem support in RISC OS 3 was only intended to handle floppies. It handles CD-ROMs and single hard disc partitions too. The big limit with DOSFS under RISCOS 3.1, is that it only supports single partitions and only up to FAT16 with no long filename support. (probably because FAT32 and...
by steve3000
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Archimedes Iomega ZIP drivers
Replies: 20
Views: 1103

Re: Archimedes Iomega ZIP drivers

During experimenting with the different drivers tonight, I noticed an incredibly useful *command with the Argo Zip drivers which completely erases password-protected Zip discs: *IZipErase This is useful because you cannot reformat password protected Zip discs unless you know the password... I know t...
by steve3000
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Archimedes Iomega ZIP drivers
Replies: 20
Views: 1103

Re: Archimedes Iomega ZIP drivers

My guess: Windows by default treats a Zip drive as a hard drive and installs a partition table. Quite possibly that's why the discs don't work with the Iomega driver, although it's not because RISC OS was only "intended to handle floppies" (since RISC OS was intended to handle hard discs ...
by steve3000
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Archimedes Iomega ZIP drivers
Replies: 20
Views: 1103

Re: Archimedes Iomega ZIP drivers

Fixed. If I format the disk with A3010, it works in Windows. Now, I can transfer files easy!!! thanks to all. Glad you sorted it. :) FYI I've just tried the zip drivers attached at the top of the thread and they are identical to the drivers I'm using, so everyone should be able to use them to read/...
by steve3000
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Archimedes Iomega ZIP drivers
Replies: 20
Views: 1103

Re: Archimedes Iomega ZIP drivers

Hmmm.... If I format a 100mb ZIP-disk with my WIndows (FAT16) -Iomega ZIP100 USB-, RiscOS 3.10 in my Acorn A3010 dont recognize it. It says "unformatted" I dont understand nothing. how is possible? Maybe my Iomega drivers are different (they came with the drive, not from here)? Do you hav...
by steve3000
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: MOODY EBAY ROMS?
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: MOODY EBAY ROMS?

Thanks. The delete key is the one key I can't get working on my refurbished A3000 and I am trying to limit the number of times that I detach and re-attach the ribbon cables :roll: I used the r key on my other roms just fine. Why would these roms shut the computer down so suddenly? Is it trying to p...
by steve3000
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Archimedes Iomega ZIP drivers
Replies: 20
Views: 1103

Re: Archimedes Iomega ZIP drivers

Or Is there any way to read FAT32 disks in RiscOS 3.10? thanks Did I miss something, surely this is what everyone does? Just 5 minutes ago tonight I finished transferring some files from my Windows 7 laptop (connected to a 250mb usb zip drive) using a PC format 100mb Zip disc, to my A5000 fitted wi...
by steve3000
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: MOODY EBAY ROMS?
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: MOODY EBAY ROMS?

Yes, those look like some I've seen in the past.

If they successfully boot to supervisor, then the roms have passed the checksum test, so they should be fine. Did you hold Delete when switching on, to reset CMOS RAM?
by steve3000
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Some question about my A3010. Adelaide & IDEtoCF
Replies: 18
Views: 448

Re: Some question about my A3010. Adelaide & IDEtoCF

But be careful because some DOMs have the same issues as CF and SD, with compatibility problems on the RISC OS 3.1 Acorn and Castle IDE interface. Does anybody know what it is that ADFS is doing to cause these compatibility problems? Is there some command it expects to use that newer IDE devices do...
by steve3000
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Some question about my A3010. Adelaide & IDEtoCF
Replies: 18
Views: 448

Re: Some question about my A3010. Adelaide & IDEtoCF

Try the Wizzo IDEFS boot disc method, as I did for my A4000 here: http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=11247&hilit=Hform#p140562 This *might* well work with the Castle IDE interface on A3010 or A3000 (because of the similarities to the Acorn interface) and if so, it wound allow ...
by steve3000
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Some question about my A3010. Adelaide & IDEtoCF
Replies: 18
Views: 448

Re: Some question about my A3010. Adelaide & IDEtoCF

Make sure it has a 44-pin connector. I use one of these in my A3010 (also Adelaide, but with a Watford Electronics IDE podule), one in my RISC PC (a 40-pin one) and another in an Amiga 1200 and they all work perfectly. But be careful because some DOMs have the same issues as CF and SD, with compati...
by steve3000
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Unpicking and re-creating Etherlan 550 ROM
Replies: 45
Views: 699

Re: Unpicking and re-creating Etherlan 550 ROM

Yes, will pop it up tomorrow, but each card will need to have a new one made based on the mfr files and MAC for that card (it's unclear to me how much is hardware and how much is software on these) Can you try swapping roms between two cards, if you have two available? I'd be interested to see if t...
by steve3000
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Unpicking and re-creating Etherlan 550 ROM
Replies: 45
Views: 699

Re: Unpicking and re-creating Etherlan 550 ROM

Great stuff!

Can you post up your final ROM? It's bound to be useful for others in future.
by steve3000
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Unpicking and re-creating Etherlan 550 ROM
Replies: 45
Views: 699

Re: Unpicking and re-creating Etherlan 550 ROM

danielj wrote:Edit: DOH! No ShareFS! :)

All working then?
by steve3000
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Unpicking and re-creating Etherlan 550 ROM
Replies: 45
Views: 699

Re: Unpicking and re-creating Etherlan 550 ROM

danielj wrote:Meanwhile, I'm really not sure why it's claiming I'm running out of space:

When you add module 10, to the sizes of all the previous modules and data, you reach 150kb, which is larger than your 128kb ROM... That's why it is complaining.
by steve3000
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Unpicking and re-creating Etherlan 550 ROM
Replies: 45
Views: 699

Re: Unpicking and re-creating Etherlan 550 ROM

I suppose if you didn't care about RISC OS 2 compatibility at all then you could store the modules compressed in the ROM and have the loader run them through Squash_Decompress. It'd be a bit slow, but I think the OS only loads them once. A lot of ROMs for later podules include some form of decompre...
by steve3000
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Unpicking and re-creating Etherlan 550 ROM
Replies: 45
Views: 699

Re: Unpicking and re-creating Etherlan 550 ROM

That version of adfs filer makes sure you get the Share menu. It's more important to have that on there than bootnet and net I think (in the modern day and age!) :D Interesting, because I don't have that on my network card, and yet I definitely have the correct share menu, as I use ShareFS all the ...
by steve3000
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Unpicking and re-creating Etherlan 550 ROM
Replies: 45
Views: 699

Re: Unpicking and re-creating Etherlan 550 ROM

Looking at the Net module size, it's 29kb. I'm pretty sure the other modules came to just over 100kb when I counted them yesterday, so that won't fit...but try counting them on your hdd, to check.

Also, consider, do you really need ADFSFiler in there?
by steve3000
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Unpicking and re-creating Etherlan 550 ROM
Replies: 45
Views: 699

Re: Unpicking and re-creating Etherlan 550 ROM

Ergh :( I'm struggling here - I'm trying to build it now even without Net and BootNet and it's saying there's not enough space for the modules :? Can't work out what I'm doing wrong... I'm assuming I select type 7 for Device Data, followed by, for example 5 for description, 4 for place etc... In th...
by steve3000
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Unpicking and re-creating Etherlan 550 ROM
Replies: 45
Views: 699

Re: Unpicking and re-creating Etherlan 550 ROM

danielj wrote:I'm missing the loader from &1C - it doesn't seem to get saved anywhere :(

If you run the extractor and just hit return, rather than enter a second chunk directory address, it'll find and extract the loader in the first chunk.
by steve3000
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Unpicking and re-creating Etherlan 550 ROM
Replies: 45
Views: 699

Re: Unpicking and re-creating Etherlan 550 ROM

Great to see it working!

Have a go at rebuilding. Just keep notes of everything you extract handy for when you rebuild and all should be well.

If not, post up the module you need and I can try again.
by steve3000
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Unpicking and re-creating Etherlan 550 ROM
Replies: 45
Views: 699

Re: Unpicking and re-creating Etherlan 550 ROM

Thanks Steve, I'll give it a whirl tomorrow now as I've turned everything off :D Do you know what the additional files actually are? One has the MAC address in it. The Mac address is in the ASCII file used for the podule description text. I assume this address is read from the description by EtherH...
by steve3000
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Unpicking and re-creating Etherlan 550 ROM
Replies: 45
Views: 699

Re: Unpicking and re-creating Etherlan 550 ROM

Here you go :)

Hope this works!
by steve3000
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Unpicking and re-creating Etherlan 550 ROM
Replies: 45
Views: 699

Re: Unpicking and re-creating Etherlan 550 ROM

Any idea what order these need to be initialised? Can you check your !Boot?

...and Internet module is over 140kb itself, so that won't fit :(

As you said - ShareFS a bit too large too. So both ditched :(
by steve3000
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Unpicking and re-creating Etherlan 550 ROM
Replies: 45
Views: 699

Re: Unpicking and re-creating Etherlan 550 ROM

As promised, here are my ROM image extract and build tools v1.2. To modify the content of a Podule ROM, it is easiest to extract everything from the existing Podule ROM, taking note of the header information and the different file and data types, because you will need to enter these when rebuilding ...
by steve3000
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Unpicking and re-creating Etherlan 550 ROM
Replies: 45
Views: 699

Re: Unpicking and re-creating Etherlan 550 ROM

Soo - how do I save modules out of a ROM without popping the lid on my A3020? I need to get ADFSFiler 0.69 out of my Etherlink 100 :( -> I think that's what makes it play nicely with ShareFS, as ShareFS isn't working happily on the A5000 which only has 0.61 (from ROM)... Working on the rest of them...
by steve3000
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3000 restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 484

Re: A3000 restoration

It does sound like a dying chip, but as well as power, also check continuity from all other pins on the cmos RAM chip - the tracks for data c0 or c1 and the clock circuit often corrode before power tracks and lead to spurious errors (although usually accompanied by POST error of cmos RAM unreadable).
by steve3000
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Unpicking and re-creating Etherlan 550 ROM
Replies: 45
Views: 699

Re: Unpicking and re-creating Etherlan 550 ROM

OK. Firstly the 29F010 on the board is protected, so my programmer won't read it :( Secondly (hooray) - I have a 28F020 which seemed to work with the top half filled with FF :) - I wonder if we can get away with filling the entire eeprom? There's probably a link on the card which selects ROM size, ...

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