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Forum: support.Hardware Today, 01:44
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By admiral
If anything, FlashFloppy's faster than a regular...

If anything, FlashFloppy's faster than a regular drive.
Forum: support.Other Today, 01:41
Replies: 599
Views: 148,024
Posted By admiral
Love the concept, not fond of the dependency on...

Love the concept, not fond of the dependency on Windows.
Forum: support.Hardware 15 October 2021, 00:55
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By admiral
There is a ready-made product for that...

There is a ready-made product for that...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 13 October 2021, 21:40
Replies: 16
Views: 797
Posted By admiral
It's never OK to bypass the filesystem the user...

It's never OK to bypass the filesystem the user selected as install target, and just clobber blocks somewhere.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 13 October 2021, 20:49
Replies: 16
Views: 797
Posted By admiral
Let's not give people data-destroying ideas :/

Let's not give people data-destroying ideas :/
Forum: support.Hardware 12 October 2021, 22:01
Replies: 21
Views: 2,891
Posted By admiral
What reboot command are you using? Do you mind...

What reboot command are you using? Do you mind posting the binary somewhere?

If it e.g. messes with exec's structure, or e.g. wipes some RAM, it might interact pretty badly with complex maprom...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 12 October 2021, 21:55
Replies: 16
Views: 797
Posted By admiral
You're welcome. Just give AmigaXfer a go if you...

You're welcome. Just give AmigaXfer a go if you haven't yet. ;)
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 12 October 2021, 21:37
Replies: 16
Views: 797
Posted By admiral
LoadSeg() is a dos.library function. ...

LoadSeg() is a dos.library function.

http://amigadev.elowar.com/read/ADCD_2.1/Includes_and_Autodocs_2._guide/node0279.html

However, when the bootblock runs, dos is still not initialized.

A...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 October 2021, 20:06
Replies: 30
Views: 3,142
Posted By admiral
Do you mind elaborating on this bug? What is it?...

Do you mind elaborating on this bug? What is it? When was it fixed?
Forum: support.Hardware 08 October 2021, 20:05
Replies: 40
Views: 2,725
Posted By admiral
Yeah, and they make this nice noise. I...

Yeah, and they make this nice noise.

I bought my TL866-II+ a while ago because minipro exists:

https://gitlab.com/DavidGriffith/minipro

Cheap, can program pretty much everything, and doesn't...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 07 October 2021, 03:24
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By admiral
Most minimig users these days do use the miSTer...

Most minimig users these days do use the miSTer branch, on miSTer's devboard.
Forum: support.Hardware 04 October 2021, 17:11
Replies: 13
Views: 678
Posted By admiral
Thanks for the report. Might help somebody in the...

Thanks for the report. Might help somebody in the future. That's one more possible failure to look out for; I hadn't heard about resistors failing.
Forum: support.Other 04 October 2021, 01:19
Replies: 4
Views: 862
Posted By admiral
This is no doubt a problem with the router (I...

This is no doubt a problem with the router (I assume ISP provided crap?), not the Amiga.

I'd try putting a switch between the card and the problematic router.
Forum: support.Hardware 30 September 2021, 18:59
Replies: 13
Views: 678
Posted By admiral
If you have a null-modem serial cable, amigaXfer...

If you have a null-modem serial cable, amigaXfer (http://aminet.net/package/comm/misc/amigaXfer_win32) will easily and very quickly write these disks for you.

You only need the three wires (TX<>RX...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 September 2021, 18:45
Replies: 13
Views: 678
Posted By admiral
It starts meaning you can run software on it? Run...

It starts meaning you can run software on it? Run keirf's amiga testkit as a start.
Forum: support.Hardware 24 September 2021, 10:44
Replies: 13
Views: 678
Posted By admiral
If it was a C64 supply. But Amiga supplies don't...

If it was a C64 supply. But Amiga supplies don't have that failure mode, that I am aware of.
Forum: support.Hardware 24 September 2021, 07:05
Replies: 13
Views: 678
Posted By admiral
Christ. That's terrible. The question is......

Christ. That's terrible.

The question is... what destroyed all these chips?
Forum: support.Other 23 September 2021, 06:32
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By admiral
https://www.kernelconfig.io/config_amiga_partition...

https://www.kernelconfig.io/config_amiga_partition

No idea if it can even be built as a module.

zgrep CONFIG_AMIGA_PARTITION /proc/config.gz

If not set, it's time to build a kernel.
Forum: support.Other 22 September 2021, 07:15
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By admiral
Linux supports RDB partition tables. You'll...

Linux supports RDB partition tables.

You'll need to build your kernel with that support enabled, as distributions generally do not enable it.

It's possible to use partx to force Linux to scan...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 21 September 2021, 23:38
Replies: 38
Views: 3,248
Posted By admiral
asmtwo is <3

I love asmtwo, by the way.
Forum: support.Hardware 17 September 2021, 15:40
Replies: 11
Views: 1,086
Posted By admiral
Is it driven high or pulled high? Later is most...

Is it driven high or pulled high? Later is most likely. Don't just check levels, check continuity and resistance.

It would not surprise me if a trace is cut between, say, the CPU and the Agnus,...
Forum: Coders. Releases 17 September 2021, 13:10
Replies: 1
Views: 1,443
Posted By admiral
Note rust is now a thing on m68k too.

Note rust is now a thing on m68k too.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 17 September 2021, 13:03
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By admiral
In 010+, if not in supervisor mode (normally...

In 010+, if not in supervisor mode (normally Amiga software runs in user mode), it will break.

Whereas move from CCR is 010+, so it will break on plain 68000.

A reliable (and fast!) alternative...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 17 September 2021, 04:54
Replies: 62
Views: 3,026
Posted By admiral
New vectors can be set to be "followers" that...

New vectors can be set to be "followers" that just do an indirect call to the matching vectors at 0. Thus delaying everything vectored just a few cycles.

This would break some very, very tight...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 17 September 2021, 04:51
Replies: 62
Views: 3,026
Posted By admiral
It's not that bad. Say, you could disable...

It's not that bad.

Say, you could disable interrupts (via INTENA), point exception for zero division to your code (saving current handler address), divide by zero (and get into mighty interrupt...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 16 September 2021, 16:03
Replies: 62
Views: 3,026
Posted By admiral
A virus could have moved it elsewhere. ...

A virus could have moved it elsewhere.

There's the argument of performance (if moved to fast). IDK if any amigaos is doing this.

It is also a way to keep a debugger working regardless of...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 16 September 2021, 15:31
Replies: 62
Views: 3,026
Posted By admiral
Good to know re: anymem on v36+. Re:...

Good to know re: anymem on v36+.

Re: Supervisor alternative, there's the vector table you can mess with (particularly always the case if no MMU present, but note 010+ has the VBR), to then create...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 16 September 2021, 10:59
Replies: 62
Views: 3,026
Posted By admiral
That was the first idea, but then I remembered...

That was the first idea, but then I remembered this is meant to be a bootblock.

Does any AmigaOS version ever load the bootblock anywhere else than CHIP?
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 16 September 2021, 10:30
Replies: 62
Views: 3,026
Posted By admiral
To be clear, that was a playful way to ask "why...

To be clear, that was a playful way to ask "why do you not use dbf?". Speed is of course irrelevant.

The important part was to know why is this copy being done in the first place.

(I still...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 16 September 2021, 01:40
Replies: 62
Views: 3,026
Posted By admiral
What's the purpose of this copy? Also, why...

What's the purpose of this copy?

Also, why do you force the copy to be slow on 68010?
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 15 September 2021, 14:41
Replies: 62
Views: 3,026
Posted By admiral
Note that while ColdCapture is checksummed, it...

Note that while ColdCapture is checksummed, it runs before the checksum check does, so it needs to be nuked explicitly. Furthermore, if set to non-zero (to nuke checksum), it will be called, which is...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 12 September 2021, 20:57
Replies: 62
Views: 3,026
Posted By admiral
ColdCapture() runs before execbase checksum is...

ColdCapture() runs before execbase checksum is even checked, so you'd have to explicitly wipe that one.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 12 September 2021, 02:51
Replies: 62
Views: 3,026
Posted By admiral
w/o your bootblock's full sources, I can only...

w/o your bootblock's full sources, I can only suggest crunching your bootblock :cheese
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 September 2021, 23:57
Replies: 62
Views: 3,026
Posted By admiral
I seem ignorant: What is this ram-clearing on...

I seem ignorant: What is this ram-clearing on v36+? What significance does 0x7e000 have?
Forum: project.WHDLoad 11 September 2021, 23:48
Replies: 2
Views: 1,121
Posted By admiral
As it probably doesn't happen to everybody...

As it probably doesn't happen to everybody (particularly, the slave's authors), it would help to post specs.
Forum: project.WHDLoad 11 September 2021, 23:47
Replies: 1
Views: 552
Posted By admiral
A screenshot wouldn't hurt.

A screenshot wouldn't hurt.
Forum: support.Hardware 11 September 2021, 13:27
Replies: 25
Views: 1,958
Posted By admiral
As some things do happen, some code probably...

As some things do happen, some code probably runs. I'd try and burn diagrom.
Forum: Coders. System 11 September 2021, 13:14
Replies: 18
Views: 1,099
Posted By admiral
I'd try and open the initial screen at 1 bitplane...

I'd try and open the initial screen at 1 bitplane from the bootblock, before returning to let dos.library start to then find existing screen.

Initializing dos.library from the bootblock is also...
Forum: support.Other 11 September 2021, 09:50
Replies: 6
Views: 1,276
Posted By admiral
Totally missed that. Thank you! :)

Totally missed that. Thank you! :)
Forum: support.Other 11 September 2021, 02:21
Replies: 21
Views: 6,044
Posted By admiral
For that, use any of the ADF to floppy tools in...

For that, use any of the ADF to floppy tools in aminet :-)

IIRC winuae also shipped some such tool.
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