CosmosEx Guide for dummies

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Re: CosmosEx Guide for dummies

Postby DarkLord » Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:28 pm

Getting a "404" error when I click on that link?

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that link works fine.
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Re: CosmosEx Guide for dummies

Postby DrCoolZic » Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:32 pm

DarkLord wrote:Getting a "404" error when I click on that link?

Thanks.

PS But going back to the first message in the thread and using
that link works fine.

sorry - fixed
click again :)
http://info-coach.fr/atari/documents/_m ... _Guide.pdf
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Re: CosmosEx Guide for dummies

Postby Gryzor » Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:56 am

Thanks man, that's indispendable...
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Re: CosmosEx Guide for dummies

Postby Android8675 » Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:05 pm

Is it just me, I'm reading the v0.7 in Adobe Acrobat and Chrome's internal PDF reader, and none of the hyperlinks seem to be working.

I'd also like to add that in your FAQ it says you must always have the CosmosEx connected to the ACSI port. This isn't necessarily true, the CosmosEx makes a darn fine USB port if your Atari is suffering from TOS 1.00 syndrome. I actually got my Atari without a mouse, so I used the CosmosEx USB port for my mouse until I had a chance to update to Rainbow TOS.

Other than that, great guide, a couple minor quibbles here and there, but nothing serious.

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Re: CosmosEx Guide for dummies

Postby DrCoolZic » Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:19 am

Android8675 wrote:Is it just me, I'm reading the v0.7 in Adobe Acrobat and Chrome's internal PDF reader, and none of the hyperlinks seem to be working.

Yes my mistake! Sorry for that. A new version 0.7a available that fix this problem.
Just reload the document from the same link http://info-coach.fr/atari/hardware/dev ... _Guide.pdf

I'd also like to add that in your FAQ it says you must always have the CosmosEx connected to the ACSI port. This isn't necessarily true, the CosmosEx makes a darn fine USB port if your Atari is suffering from TOS 1.00 syndrome. I actually got my Atari without a mouse, so I used the CosmosEx USB port for my mouse until I had a chance to update to Rainbow TOS.

As the title says it is a users guide for dummies :)
Therefore is does not cover advance usage like buying a CosmosEx device to be used as a mouse adapter 8O
But to be more precise I have added this information to the FAQ 8)
By the way you can also use the CosmosEx completely disconnected from the Atari if you need to learn Linux :mrgreen:

Other than that, great guide, a couple minor quibbles here and there, but nothing serious.

Would appreciate if you can provide information about the quibbles

and thanks for the feedback

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Re: CosmosEx Guide for dummies

Postby eebuckeye » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:41 am

Incredible guide!! Nice work!!

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Re: CosmosEx Guide for dummies

Postby DrCoolZic » Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:01 pm

New version of the guide.
Mainly to document the new Web server options.
The load floppy image from Web browser is pretty cool (and now documented!)

Location of the file has been moved (sorry): http://info-coach.fr/atari/documents/_m ... _Guide.pdf
Still accessible from http://info-coach.fr/atari/hardware/dev ... smosEx.php

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Re: CosmosEx Guide for dummies

Postby DAHstra » Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:48 pm

Can't wait to look through it. :)

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Re: CosmosEx Guide for dummies

Postby DrCoolZic » Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:13 pm

Updated to version 0.9

- document WiFi
- document how to install customized linux on RPi SD card (required for WiFi)

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Re: CosmosEx Guide for dummies

Postby Methanoid » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:02 am

Just what I am looking for and will go read carefully now... but a general statement first

Does CosmosEx include the necessary cables eg ACSI ? Some cable to take power for the CosmosEx and Pi?

IMAGES!
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The whole business with HD drivers and partitioning on ST seems incredibly and unnecessarily complex. Let’s assume we have a 4Gb or bigger SD card (it is hard to buy smaller!). What is the biggest ST usable space we could have (14 partitions of 512Mb or does BigDOS or FAT32 help – I have no idea!!!)

It would be helpful if a working setup could be made available as an image. With RPi you download an image and write to your SD card and off you go. CosmosEx should have that (IMHO).

If there are issues with including a pre-installed HD driver (PPera or otherwise) then they could be made available through PPera or others. I really don’t mind paying for drivers but it is the setup that seems the pain in the butt.

CosmosEx seems incredibly powerful but if it requires a Masters degree to use it then it is missing the mark. MIST has lots of useful tools to make it useful. RPi does too. CosmosEx needs them (IMHO of course!)

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Re: CosmosEx Guide for dummies

Postby Gryzor » Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:26 pm

I feel I've got to agree. CosmosEx is wonderful, and when I had enough time it was fun tinkering around and trying to make it work, but now that I don't have it it's impossible for me to keep trying to set it up to its full extend, so it's been delegated to the hardware drawer, sadly.
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Re: CosmosEx Guide for dummies

Postby Methanoid » Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:31 pm

This guide is good.. but not a guide for dummies for sure...

It needs to be dumbed down more... and I am more convinced now that we need SDcard images.

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Re: CosmosEx Guide for dummies

Postby Gryzor » Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:34 pm

I know I'd buy a full, complete image, maybe with a TOSEC thrown in for good measure! :D
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Re: CosmosEx Guide for dummies

Postby Methanoid » Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:01 pm

Well Pera Putnik has a SD card image but its 1Gb only.... I think I am leaning towards the Monster board and IDE to CF adapters, CosmosEx is much more powerful but it has to be easy to use...

I'm gonna ask PPera if he can make bigger images available with his driver. 10 Euros is fair.. 45+ Euros is a LOT for a 20 year old machine! :wink:

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Re: CosmosEx Guide for dummies

Postby DarkLord » Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:39 am

Thanks again for a great resource for the CosmosEx.

When they get it sorted out, can you put the relevant
information about hooking up the IKBD connector to a
STacy in the guide? Thanks!

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