Re: Where have all the kernals gone?

From: Marko Mäkelä (
Date: 2004-06-02 11:51:04

On Wed, Jun 02, 2004 at 04:28:43AM -0500, Craig LeVay wrote:
>   Jens was selling them over here in 'States' last October at the Chicago
> SWRAP Commodore meet.  They are a nice CD and profesionally done.  My
> linux machine reads them quite well and transfer files over via
> 1581/Little Red Reader method.

The Linux floppy driver can read and write 1581 disks if you tune the
parameters.  At least Linux kernel 1.x or 2.0 did that.  I think that the
setfdprm command was later removed, or the interface was changed,
and the /etc/fdprm file was removed from GNU/Linux distributions.
I'll have to try it some day, since I was asked to comment on a 1581-based
demo preview today.

The FUNET CD should work even on those systems that do not support
Rock Ridge (*nix) or Joliet (Windows) extensions for long file names.
Just open IX.HTM instead of index.html, and all links will be correct.

> Think he was selling them as a set with Jeri for about $15 U.S. for the
> set...second CD is a host of C=/Amiga advertisements (some which my DVD
> player hooked up to my 1701 monitor plays quite well).

The CD looks like (non-validated) HTML,
and the media files are MPEG-1 if I remember correctly.

I'm asking 10 EUR or 15 USD for the set, including shipping.


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