cosmos ex - usb floppy externals

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cosmos ex - usb floppy externals

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it would be great to be able to mount a usb external floppy on this :) anyone know if this is possibility ?

not sure on the floppy interface, but maybe it can attach as drive b ?
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Re: cosmos ex - usb floppy externals

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alienkidmj12 wrote:it would be great to be able to mount a usb external floppy on this :) anyone know if this is possibility ?

not sure on the floppy interface, but maybe it can attach as drive b ?
This could be possibly done, but:
- we would have to find out if there is support for the USB floppies in the linux distro on Raspberry
- then we would have to find out, if it would be enough for users to have it as TOS drive (translated = easy) or would have to be native - data stream like when accessing the floppy interface of CE (hard)

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Re: cosmos ex - usb floppy externals

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I'm afraid USB Disk drives won't read most Atari floppies but only standard "MSDOS" ones (720ko/1.44Mo)
So better use a real floppy drive to make images
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oh okay, i thought they would be able to read if drivers avail :( it would still be usefull for reading standard 1.44 if your urgently needing to read an old disk.
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Re: cosmos ex - usb floppy externals

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some are not even able to read 720k MSDOS floppies :
http://www.vintagesynth.com/forum/viewt ... =3&t=60681
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Traslated drive for standard dos disks would be fine. Real WD1772 emulation would be too difficult ans these USB drives are quite thumb.
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