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Falcon + CDrom drive problems

Postby Jammer » Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:11 pm

Hi there
I'm having problems getting a scsi cdrom drive working with my Falcon.
Hardware - Falcon - scsi cdrom drive - scsi cable
Software - TOS - Teradesk - F030_CD (cdrom driver using metados)
I get the following error when booting - BOS error, device not responding
There are 8 dip switches on the back of the cdrom, and I've tried what I thought were the correct settings but no luck so far.
But I'm not sure if they are binary layout or what.
Heres the config.sys file I'm using with metados
;
; Config.sys An ascii file that describes the system configuration.
;

; Physical Basic operating system format
;*BOS, [Physical Bos driver][Arguments], [Physical id]:[DMA channel], ...
; Device # meaning
; 0 - 7 ACSI device 0 - 7
; 8 - 15 SCSI device 0 - 7
;
;The next line installs CDARGEN.BOS for SCSI device 5 (13 = 8 + 5).
*BOS, C:\AUTO\CDARGEN.BOS, Y:13

; Logical DOS format.
;*DOS [Logical DOS] [Arguments], [Logical id]:[physical id],...
;
;The High Sierra driver won't be needed in most cases
;*DOS, C:\AUTO\HSMAY86.DOS, Q:Y
;
;The next line installs ISO9660F.DOS for MetaDOS drive letter Y
;(which has been assigned to SCSI 5 above) as GEMDOS drive R:. Note
;that a lot of applications can't access drive letters beyond P:, so
;you might have to change the drive letter.
*DOS, C:\AUTO\ISO9660F.DOS, R:Y
;
; You can use statements as below to launch other applications.
;
;c:\auto\boot\ram512.prg ; Load in 512 byte ramdisk.
;c:\auto\boot\gdos.prg ; Load in gdos.
;c:\auto\boot\diab630.prg ; Load in diablo 630 emulator.
;c:\auto\boot\sdump.prg ; Load in Screen dump to laser.

Can anyone help ?
Thanks
Jammer

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Re: Falcon + CDrom drive problems

Postby Jammer » Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:56 pm

me again .......... :-)

Got it going !

I thought I'd take the drive to bits in case a wire had broken or something, and when I unplugged it and turned it over, there's big writing on the bottom, scsi selector not connected, use scuzzy 6

Edited config.sys to ID 14 (8+6) and it all works fine !!!

Time to celebrate.

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Re: Falcon + CDrom drive problems

Postby [ProToS] » Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:11 pm

better use spin! thant the old f030_cd with metados :wink:
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Re: Falcon + CDrom drive problems

Postby FatRakoon » Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:32 am

I would also vouch for SPin too!

I have used Spin only until a few months ago. I have now gone with ExtenDOS v4 and thast only because I need it for the CDRW Suite.

But SPIN is by far the best choice, plus it does long Filenames etc under Magic & MiNT
MSTE @ 16Mhz : 4MB+8MB : Magic & Jinnee
TT030 @ 32Mhz : 10+16MB : Magic & Jinnee
Falcon060 @ 95Mhz : 16+512MB : MiNT & Jinnee
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Re: Falcon + CDrom drive problems

Postby wongck » Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:54 am

Betados is an upgraded version of Metados.
It fixes alot of issues that Metados has.
It also can load SPIN.XFS to give you access to long file names on CD.
Also CDARGEN.BOS is old, so find a newer BOS if possible.
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