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by stephen_usher
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: 520ST small model w/ no floppy / general advice
Replies: 22
Views: 4025

Re: 520ST small model w/ no floppy / general advice

TOS 1.4 (Rainbow TOS) and all versions before don't have a logo at boot. Only 2.06 and 3.06 and above do.

As for names, there should be only the Atari copyright dates and nothing more.
by stephen_usher
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: BENCHMARKS
Topic: TT stock benchmarks
Replies: 34
Views: 10160

Re: TT stock benchmarks

Memspeed is saying:

READ 30.1 17.3 17.3
WRITE 20.0 20.0 20.0

All three jumpers are set.
by stephen_usher
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: BENCHMARKS
Topic: TT stock benchmarks
Replies: 34
Views: 10160

Re: TT stock benchmarks

Where do I get memspeed?
by stephen_usher
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: BENCHMARKS
Topic: TT stock benchmarks
Replies: 34
Views: 10160

Re: TT stock benchmarks

The base benchmark is with 16mhz FPU, and you have jumpered the FPU to 32Mhz. But you have no EDO Burst active i think, your Fastram benchmark looks to slow. Btw. my Benchmark *smiles* NO NVDI and no GRAPHICS CARD 43680865_2311803982182415_3507140104864923648_n[1].jpg There are no jumpers changed o...
by stephen_usher
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: The strange case of the non-running games.
Replies: 10
Views: 1782

Re: The strange case of the non-running games.

After six hours (6 hours!!!!) the copy completed.

The result? The games work. :-/

One thing I did notice was that the partition tables created by HDDriver's software were far more complex than the ones produced by the ICD utilities, which is what was used on the spinning rust drive initially.
by stephen_usher
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: The strange case of the non-running games.
Replies: 10
Views: 1782

Re: The strange case of the non-running games.

My goodness the Linux 2.2 kernel SCSI sub-system is slow! The NCR58C30 is a limited chip but when you can see the drive flashing for each block read and it's not interleaving the writes there must be something really wrong.
by stephen_usher
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: The strange case of the non-running games.
Replies: 10
Views: 1782

Re: The strange case of the non-running games.

I did that. It was set the same and reported using 64Kb. Then I set the FAT buffers and extra folders to zero and it went down to 57Kb... and no change. Anyway, I've managed to get a Debian Linux 3.0 install image to boot so I'm using dd to clone the drive, block for block. Let's see what happens th...
by stephen_usher
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: The strange case of the non-running games.
Replies: 10
Views: 1782

Re: The strange case of the non-running games.

But it does run perfectly well if booted from the spinning rust drive, just not from its silicon clone.
by stephen_usher
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: The strange case of the non-running games.
Replies: 10
Views: 1782

Re: The strange case of the non-running games.

If the behaviour was the same irrespective of the drive being used then I could say that this could be the issue. However, given that everything is as close to identical as possible it's unlikely to be the issue....

Just tried disabling XCONTROL.ACC... no difference.
by stephen_usher
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: The strange case of the non-running games.
Replies: 10
Views: 1782

Re: The strange case of the non-running games.

Petari's loader (called SAGA if I remember) doesn't like to have any resident programs in memory. Sometimes it will work, other time it will crash. For me the ultimate solution was to use X-BOOT with a "clean" config for Petari's games. There can't be any accessories, nor AUTO programs it barely to...

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