On 10/03/2014 9:05 AM, email@example.com wrote: > Hi, friends > > I'm also playing those days with "more than 8 bits" commodore systems. I've wake up my A1000 and it's sidecar (wanted to try a newly built XT2CF board from "Lo tech /Peacon LTD" and I'm facing with a quite enoying thing : My sidecar's 5 1/4 floppy drive (what operate perfectly well) acts as a 720Kb drive ! With a such behaviour, I can't transfer anything to/from the sidecar and the rest of the world ... Catweasel with a Teac FD55BR100U can't go over track 40, XP hangs while trying to read the floppy on a regular panasonic 1.2meg drive, even the M24 fails after reading track 0 (as expectable) ! > > So, one question comes in my mind : Sidecars (and bridgeboards) are supposed to have 5 1/4 drives of 360Kb from all docs I've been able to find - How is it possible to have this one working in 720K ? I've found nowhere any jumper saying anything about this (only 1 to 4 floppy options - no size choice). > > Another question : I've tryed an A1011 from my CDTV as a secondary "PC" floppy ... It's correctly accessed/selected, but, no way to use/format a 720K DD 3 1/2 floppy. The same A1011, with tyhe same floppy works perfectly from the "A1000" side. Does anyone have a rational idea on this second point ? > > Next try will be to fit a regular 360K only floppy (no idea on what this side car will be able to do with it ... but I have really few hope) > > > Any suggestion welcome ! > > > This probably isn't much help, but if you haven't got the Sidecar manual you can download a copy from my website. http://users.on.net/~clockmeister Specifically, http://users.on.net/~clockmeister/other/Amiga-A1060-Sidecar-manual/A1060man.zip Just guessing, It's been too long since I messed with a Sidecar so I can't remember any specifics about it, but from memory mine only worked correctly with a 360k drive attached, and certainly didn't work with 1.2mb HD 5.25" drive. It's not recommended that you use 1.2MB for 360kb discs period anyway, because the track width issues make it unreliable at best. It seems it's detected as a PC 3.5" DD drive, is it being mounted with the correct definitions in the mountlist, if that's applicable? Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2014-03-10 03:00:07
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