Re: PC as 1541

From: Gábor Lénárt <>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2011 10:25:22 +0200
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On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 06:18:41PM +1000, Mike Paull wrote:
> If you're willing to run dos then check out Nick Coplins 64HDD software. It's been around for years and is an excellent program with a lot of features. His website is

Ahaa, thanks for the information. I am wondering if MSDOS is needed, as far
as I can see, the problem with multitasking OS'es that a process can't get
exclusive control over the CPU so the timing can be messed up then. But as
far as I remember these issues were mentioned at some X*-1541 cables, even
called "multitask" cable (as I can imagine, other method is used for
signaling which is not so timing-dependent), but I don't know if that's true
only for connecting PC-1541, or the same can be done with PC-CBM too in case
of a modern OS which can't garantue exclusive access for the CPU for one
process. Anyway, thanks, I will check it out more carefully.

- Gábor

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