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by XorA
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Gotek + Flashfloppy: How-to.
Replies: 18
Views: 2877

Re: Gotek + Flashfloppy: How-to.

NormanDunbar wrote:Ok, you win, your change was better than mine. :( ;)


I spend my career educating people that truncate/ftruncate can extend a file too.

Ive seen some insane scripts written in Linux community by people who don't know that!
by XorA
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Maximum Devices in QDOS/Minerva
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Maximum Devices in QDOS/Minerva

Thanks for the answer.

uQLx's support for 16 * 8 directory devices is a tad optimistic then :-D
by XorA
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Gotek + Flashfloppy: How-to.
Replies: 18
Views: 2877

Re: Gotek + Flashfloppy: How-to.

I had a quick look at the source yesterday anyway. Looks like there's a bug somewhere! The function which writes out the first 36 sectors for a new image, doesn't do anything when you up the number of sectors to be written to the correct number. Very strange. Instead of writing the image, it simply...
by XorA
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Maximum Devices in QDOS/Minerva
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Maximum Devices in QDOS/Minerva

Is there a maximum number of disk devices allowed for QDOS/Minerva.

I was sent some tests for uQLx/sQLux and it looks like after approx 16 disk devices are opened you run out of channels. Get a -6 error on any further.
by XorA
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QL Software Preservation - Next Steps
Replies: 89
Views: 20399

Re: QL Software Preservation - Next Steps

I have found a bit more time to pull together the majority of my QL software collection (currently running at 263 items). The current list is attached - some of those may of course be freeware and I missed it. There is about 50-60KG in weight with all of the manuals etc. (and I still have a fair am...
by XorA
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Gotek + Flashfloppy: How-to.
Replies: 18
Views: 2877

Re: Gotek + Flashfloppy: How-to.

The reason for the failure of the Q-Jump FORMAT command on DSDD disks has been discovered. This is what the developer of FF, Keir Fraser, has to say: It looks like format writes extra sectors to track 0 side 1. These will not fit and will overwrite the normal sectors. It will then try to read norma...
by XorA
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: UQLX with BDI / QL-SD support
Replies: 14
Views: 4319

Re: UQLX with BDI / QL-SD support

Thread resurrection, but I guess there will not be an official release of uQLx with this in before my beard reaches my knees. One caveat: the new QL-SD drivers don't support the BDI format anymore, it is all QLWA now. The BDI interface has nothing to do with the filesystem used inside the image. It...
by XorA
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: UQLX with BDI / QL-SD support
Replies: 14
Views: 4319

Re: UQLX with BDI / QL-SD support

Thread resurrection, but I guess there will not be an official release of uQLx with this in before my beard reaches my knees. One caveat: the new QL-SD drivers don't support the BDI format anymore, it is all QLWA now. Yes but sneakilly I can use the same support for qubide cards too :-D My QL-SD al...
by XorA
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: UQLX with BDI / QL-SD support
Replies: 14
Views: 4319

Re: UQLX with BDI / QL-SD support

Actually dont worry about it, it turned out incredibly simple to implement.

Screenshot 2021-01-16 at 13.32.15.png


I just need to tidy up the final few bits and add config file options.
by XorA
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: UQLX with BDI / QL-SD support
Replies: 14
Views: 4319

Re: UQLX with BDI / QL-SD support

I should have eliminated the last remaining bugs today, so UQLX is now the second QL emulator, after Qemulator, which can handle QL-SD filesystem images. I have no idea when Richard will release it. If someone already needs the feature, please feel free to contact me by personal email. The trick is...