Re: Zoomfloppy won't work with IEEE

From: HÁRSFALVI Levente <>
Date: Mon, 8 May 2017 13:33:03 +0200
Message-ID: <>
Hi Ruud!,

On 2017-05-08 12:13, wrote:

> I installed everything according the site of Jim and the PDF. Things 
> work fine with my 1571. But the moment I disconnect the 1571 and 
> connect my 1001, CBMCTRL just says it is looking for drives and the 
> blue LED keeps flashing. Thinking it could be the error of CBMCTRL 
> because the help info only mentions the IEC bus, I tried D82COPY but 
> with the same result: a flashing LED.

Make sure you're using a fairly recent build of openCBM, and you have
the latest firmware in the ZF. (There is a firmware tool in the software
bundle; that is, you can verify the version number of your current
firmware, and also install a new one if needed).

For a test, you can try using if the thing works on some older / slower
PC. (I'm suggesting this one because, some years ago, I had similar
problems using the ZF on a recent Intel i5 / USB3 notebook. Using this
machine + the ZF, the communication died with similar symptoms that
you're describing. At the same time, the thing worked flawlessly on an
old Athlon64 / USB2 PC. I don't know if the problem has been fixed /
possibly even reproduced by others in the meantime. And note that I only
ever attempted to use the ZF from under Linux.)

Also note that the ZF autodetects its intended mode of operation during
boot time. That is, make sure that the IEEE drive is connected to the
board while you're connecting it to the USB port, and no serial drives
are connected at the same time.

Best regards,


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