RO 3.11 e-format1600, e-format800 & USBJoystick filename length issues.

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whoozzem
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Re: RO 3.11 e-format1600, e-format800 & USBJoystick filename length issues.

Post by whoozzem » Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:05 pm

I found a post on stardot and worked out the following which I'll put here for anyone else who may find the thread with the same problem:
*CONFIGURE BOOT
*CONFIGURE FILESYSTEM ADFS
*CONFIGURE DRIVE 4
*DRIVE 4
*OPT 4 2

Both UniBoot from RISC OS Ltd's 3.11 FTP server, and UniBoot2 work out of the box. Though its changed the theme in RiscOS to the 3.70 version :(

However if I try to merge the newly downloaded ROOL System folder (using its included sysmerge) then both UniBoot versions crash at the splash screen with an in-escapable application error.

On the plus side the imaging list is now full of text and I've made images of many disks though only tested one works so far - Conqueror. This is a disk I bought which was untested and I never could get it to boot via shift break, but ADFFS did :D

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Re: RO 3.11 e-format1600, e-format800 & USBJoystick filename length issues.

Post by JonAbbott » Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:51 pm

Glad you got it working in the end.

You should report the crash on ROOL so the devs can resolve it.

whoozzem
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Re: RO 3.11 e-format1600, e-format800 & USBJoystick filename length issues.

Post by whoozzem » Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:19 pm

Now that I've got all these disk images, the Acorn no longer wants to read the 720kb floppy I've been using for all the uniboot etc. copies which I was about to use to transfer the images off the computer with.

If I try to format it (and other test disks) on the Acorn it says bad drive, has this disk been formatted or gets to 100% of the format process and then says Format Failed. Disk still works fine (read and write) under Windows 10.

I am having so much luck these days :roll:

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Re: RO 3.11 e-format1600, e-format800 & USBJoystick filename length issues.

Post by JonAbbott » Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:14 am

If you have an image file mounted, make sure you Eject it and also try without ADFFS loaded to make sure it's not affecting the format.

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Re: RO 3.11 e-format1600, e-format800 & USBJoystick filename length issues.

Post by whoozzem » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:53 pm

Even rebooting the machine etc. didn't manage to get it working.

In the end though I discovered Linux allows for mounting ADFS which meant I could copy and paste everything off the drive from the Acorn in one go through a live environment which was great to discover since I wasn't looking forward to hundreds more 720k floppy transfers.

I updated my non-networked transfer thread to mention Linux since it may be useful to others.

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