libusb is needed. I happen to know a little about this. :) On Apr 15, 2012, at 3:18 PM, André Fachat wrote: > > Not sure is libusb is necessary. The XS1541 connects as serial device (IIRC with an FTDI serial-to-usb adapter). > > Don't know about the ZoomFloppy though > > André > > -------- Original-Nachricht -------- >> Datum: Sun, 15 Apr 2012 09:49:01 -0700 >> Von: Nate Lawson <email@example.com> >> An: firstname.lastname@example.org >> Betreff: Re: GPIB to USB interface > >> >> On Apr 15, 2012, at 7:42 AM, Jim Brain wrote: >> >>> On 4/15/2012 4:18 AM, A.Fachat wrote: >>>> Yes, the route to use CBM drives from the PC seems to be the exclusive >> route these days. >>>> >>>> But I am also looking into using the PC as a floppy drive for my PETs. >>>> >>>> I have done this over a serial line for my own 6502 operating system, >> so a server side is actually available. It's "just" a matter of writing an >> atmega client that works as drive and communicates with the PC via serial >> over usb. >>>> >>>> I even have an XS1541 here but didn't have the time... But since my >> homebuilt printer-port ieee488 interface for the PC broke, and I am using >> cn232 with my only PC left with a serial i/f, the pressure gets stronger... >>> The ZoomFloppy hardware should support using the PC as a FD/HDD, and >> there is plenty of room in the uC for more code. Alas, there's no code to >> implement that feature as yet. >>> >>> Jim >> >> >> It can, but someone would have to write the firmware and host side of >> things to support that. >> >> Basically, it would be the following: >> >> Firmware would watch ATN/RESET inputs and respond to basic drive commands >> (talk, listen, etc.) No need to implement more advanced stuff like M-E >> (memory execute). >> >> Host would have a libusb program that polls for commands from the xum1541. >> Commands would correspond to the above ROM commands. >> >> Code could probably be adapted from the sd2iec project, which provides a >> virtual floppy drive backed by an SD card. You would just send commands over >> USB to access floppy images on the host side instead of the FAT fs and SD >> card driver in the sd2iec. >> >> http://www.sd2iec.de/ >> >> -Nate >> >> >> Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list > > -- > Empfehlen Sie GMX DSL Ihren Freunden und Bekannten und wir > belohnen Sie mit bis zu 50,- Euro! https://freundschaftswerbung.gmx.de > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2012-04-16 03:00:09
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