Announcement - new QL Interface

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tetroid
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Re: Announcement - new QL Interface

Postby tetroid » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:39 pm

About Alain Haoui Starter kit.

Alain Haoui made the Starter Kit, image on Floppy disk to make new partitoin on Compact Flash.
After installing this kit your QL system will boot from Compact flash card.]

Starter kit package in attachment.
To use this kit, just unzip the attached file on a pre-formatted QDOS DD diskette and boot QL with the diskette in flp1 and a CF Card in socket. (keep unzipped starter1_zip file on the diskette).
The setup program will run in unattended mode and take approx 10 min to achieve task. When finished, remove diskette and reboot QL. It will start from CF Card.
This program is simply written in basic so it is easy to amend it as needed (number of partitions, sizes, hard format, …).
The kit is enough small to fit in one 720KB diskette.

If you cannot decompress starterkit.zip under qdos system to create diskette, you have to use following trick to restore header for this tool on diskette :


TK2_EXT

A=ALCHP(111158)

LBYTES flp1_unzip_exe,a

DELETE flp1_unzip_exe

SEXEC flp1_unzip_exe,a,111158,51810 : REMark create executable with dataspace

RECHP a

And then restart (LRUN flp1_setup_bas).
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Alain Haoui Starter kit package
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tofro
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Re: Announcement - new QL Interface

Postby tofro » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:04 am

Nice.

Note the BOOT included in the starter1_zip zip file (that seems to be intended to go to WIN1_BOOT) will not work on ROM versions before JS. It loads SuperBASIC extensions and tries to use them in the very same Basic program - This will not work on JM and earlier.

Tobias



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