ryan wrote:Some new information on this:
I updated my CE with the latest firmware (I never had wired network downstairs where I was using it so couldn't do that before) -- downloaded a new drive image, dd'd it over, then hooked it up to ethernet, did the update, and then tried again. With two different 1040STfs.
In the original scenario -- 1040STf internal drive, not sure of TOS ROM version# (ROMs underneath the shielding, so can't see, Desk / Info says (C) 85/87, motherboard is printed with Rev. 1) instead of blank screen and no response from CE I now get a CEDD boot loader 'fail' message; one of the two fail conditions in the bootloader asm seems to be getting hit. I'm thinking of recompiling the bootloader with some additional diagnostic messages to see exactly where it fails.
I tried it on my other 1040STf which I was surprised to find although it is in better cosmetic condition is actually an older machine -- Desk / Info (C) 1986. Probably TOS 1.0. Because I don't want to damage the case on that one and it has a working floppy I tried it externally using an old Atari floppy board / power supply. On this one boot proceeds to the CEDD without 'fail' but then dies with bombs (can't remember if 3 or 4, I'm at work now so can't see.)
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