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javierglez
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Hello from Barcelona

Postby javierglez » Tue May 16, 2017 1:03 pm

I'm a VIC-20 bred guy with a mostly 8-bit Commodore computer collection.
I recently got an A3010 from eBay. I love it. No software though. But several manuals.
I find the brand interesting since I listened to the interview of one founder in the USA Computer History Museum.
I'm adding a BBC B soon, which seems to be the most appreciated model.

My first attempt to burn TOSEC images with OmniFlop flopped. Although successfully wrote adf images on two Acorn-formatted NOS HD floppies, the Acorn wouldn't read them. I used a Pentium 4 with Windows 7.
Next week I will try OmniDisk on my Pentium 3 with Windows 98 and its known working floppy drive, before start asking for help. [-o<
I maybe doing some common newbie mistake so I post here the story. For example, I don't get the 1600k format and 800k one sided images thing.

Anyway, I'll be around here from time to time.

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Zarchos
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Re: Hello from Barcelona

Postby Zarchos » Tue May 16, 2017 1:07 pm

Another Xavier !

Welcome amigo, enjoy this great forum !

Xavier.

PS : You'll get all the help you need here.
1,6 Mbyte diskettes are formatted 'high density', the 800 kbytes : double density.
Both use both sides.
1st Archies used DDs, then from the A5000 Archies used HDs.
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So you've got something very important to do right now ?
Why not first waste some precious minutes of your life watching some stupid videos about games and demos on the Archimedes on my YT channel ?
---> https://www.youtube.com/user/Archimedes75009

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danielj
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Re: Hello from Barcelona

Postby danielj » Tue May 16, 2017 1:07 pm

Hullo there! Welcome! :)

d.

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Re: Hello from Barcelona

Postby davidb » Tue May 16, 2017 1:09 pm

Welcome! :D

I'm sure the 32-bit experts will be able to explain how to put disk images onto disks. In the meantime, remember that many A-series machines can read DOS-formatted floppies. :)

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Re: Hello from Barcelona

Postby daveejhitchins » Tue May 16, 2017 1:47 pm

Welcome to the Forum, javierglez . . . Enjoy . . .

Dave H :D
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Re: Hello from Barcelona

Postby CMcDougall » Tue May 16, 2017 4:17 pm

welcome J :)

nice Zoo you have in Barcelona!
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Re: Hello from Barcelona

Postby DutchAcorn » Tue May 16, 2017 4:54 pm

Welcome and enjoy the forum!

With Omniflop an .adf image needs to be renamed to .adl to write correctly.
Paul

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Re: Hello from Barcelona

Postby oss003 » Tue May 16, 2017 5:16 pm

Welcome,

And enjoy the forum ....

Greetings
Kees

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Re: Hello from Barcelona

Postby Multiwizard » Tue May 16, 2017 6:55 pm

Hi,

welcome to this great Forum... :D


Greetings from my little Dutch Acorn Attic, Wim...:-)

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Re: Hello from Barcelona

Postby flaxcottage » Tue May 16, 2017 8:27 pm

Welcome. :D
- John

I was at ...

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Re: Hello from Barcelona

Postby tricky » Tue May 16, 2017 8:42 pm

Welcome, my first home micro was a Vic-20, but then I got a beeb, which has always been my homebrew favourite :)

javierglez
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Re: Hello from Barcelona

Postby javierglez » Wed May 17, 2017 8:03 am

Thank you everybody,
The 800k disks and .adl renaming tips did the trick for Omniflop, and the floppy drive is alive and kicking TOSEC images. :D

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Zarchos
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Re: Hello from Barcelona

Postby Zarchos » Wed May 17, 2017 8:16 am

javierglez wrote:Thank you everybody,
The 800k disks and .adl renaming tips did the trick for Omniflop, and the floppy drive is alive and kicking TOSEC images. :D


Good news !
Are you interested by games and or demos ?
Do you know the Stuttgart ftp ?
So you've got something very important to do right now ?
Why not first waste some precious minutes of your life watching some stupid videos about games and demos on the Archimedes on my YT channel ?
---> https://www.youtube.com/user/Archimedes75009

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danielj
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Re: Hello from Barcelona

Postby danielj » Wed May 17, 2017 8:32 am

Do be aware that some of those tosec images have viruses on them :D (most archie viruses are pretty benign AFAIK)

d.

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Re: Hello from Barcelona

Postby javierglez » Wed May 17, 2017 8:45 am

I just googled it, you mean http://ftp.uni-stuttgart.de/pub/systems/acorn/riscos/, I guess.
Thank you, sure that's interesting.
No I wasn't aware of viruses. Without a hard drive though :cry: I guess they can't hurt me.
I have to remove the battery now, fortunately it's pretty solid.

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Zarchos
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Re: Hello from Barcelona

Postby Zarchos » Wed May 17, 2017 9:42 am

javierglez wrote:I just googled it, you mean http://ftp.uni-stuttgart.de/pub/systems/acorn/riscos/, I guess.
Thank you, sure that's interesting.
No I wasn't aware of viruses. Without a hard drive though :cry: I guess they can't hurt me.
I have to remove the battery now, fortunately it's pretty solid.


Yes.
The virus can make your apps, whatever not load ...
So you've got something very important to do right now ?
Why not first waste some precious minutes of your life watching some stupid videos about games and demos on the Archimedes on my YT channel ?
---> https://www.youtube.com/user/Archimedes75009

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Zarchos
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Re: Hello from Barcelona

Postby Zarchos » Fri May 19, 2017 9:11 pm

So you've got something very important to do right now ?
Why not first waste some precious minutes of your life watching some stupid videos about games and demos on the Archimedes on my YT channel ?
---> https://www.youtube.com/user/Archimedes75009


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