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Por SLotman

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22-07-2004, 03:54

I got IDE emulation working on openMSX, but...How can I add large files to HD.dsk?

For example, I want to add some EVA files (each around 10-20Mb) to the IDE image created by openMSX, but there's no way I can copy those to disks and then to the HD image... is there any utility to add/remove files from HD.dsk?

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Por mth

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22-07-2004, 05:25

There is no such tool yet, but David (turbor) is busy writing one.

Por ro

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22-07-2004, 07:51

Only way to add files is to have the HD.dsk on drive A: whilst having drive B: pointed out to a REAL folder on PC and use copy command from B: to A:

itsa damn pitty any DSK manager proggy can only handel flop-formats (e.g. 720 kb). . . .

Por Manuel

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22-07-2004, 09:40

Slotman: you can also use a method that you would use in case of a *real* harddisk on MSX with only real floppy drives available.... (Don't know which method, but hey, it's exactly the same situation! :-)

Por turbor

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22-07-2004, 10:08

SLOtman,
If you want I can send you an alpha of my tool
Only restrictions so far:
1) I develop it on Linux and do not have a Win32 compile environment, so I can only provide a Linux binary, and I can't even test if it wil compile under Windows(tm)
2) I only tested with FAT12 so far and do not have a FAT16 available for testing

rgds,

Turbor

Por SLotman

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22-07-2004, 13:29

turbor: Hmmm... I dont have linux here, but maybe I could port it to DOS? well, send me the binary, I'll see what I can do with it. The FAT12 issue wouldnt be a problem, if a file is bigger than 32Mb I can cut them into 2 16Mb files and then assembly it together on MSX... thanks for helping me out!

ro: to transfer 20/30Mb files over disk drives are INSANE! Each disk is 720 kb, so in "rough math": 30/0.7 = 42 disks!

manuel: in a real MSX I would just burn those files on a cd-rw on the PC, put it on a cd-rom on MSX and copy it to the harddisk... if openMSX could access the CDROM drive as an IDE CD... =)

Another thing, I saw on openmsx web site that there is joynet support on openmsx? Isnt there an utility to transfer files from PC to MSX using joynet? I googled for it but couldnt find anything... but maybe can this be an answer to my problem?

Thanks everyone!

Por turbor

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22-07-2004, 17:19

SLotman, how do I contact you ?
You do not have any userinfo on the mrc available for the public...

Also what good is a Linux binary for you if you do not have Linux? Are there tools to run those binaries on DOS ? Wouldn't it be more logical to give you sources ?

rgds

turbor

Por SLotman

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22-07-2004, 19:26

SLotman, how do I contact you ?
You do not have any userinfo on the mrc available for the public...

Also what good is a Linux binary for you if you do not have Linux? Are there tools to run those binaries on DOS ? Wouldn't it be more logical to give you sources ?

rgds

turbor

To contact me: msxfiles@*nospam*uol.com.br (please remove *nospam*)

I asked the linux binary, cause I would install slackware or something to run it here... but if you're willing to share the sources, sure, send them =)

Thanks in advanced!

Por meits

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22-07-2004, 19:49

I've not tried the HD emulation thing yet, but I use Winimage for my DSK files... It's a winzip look-a-like which supports DSK files.

Por Manuel

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22-07-2004, 22:44

Since turbor's little project here is part of the openMSX project, the source code is freely accessible and licensed under the GPL Smile
Check it out here: http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/openmsx/msxtar/

turbor is still heavily developing it, so no guarantees of course :)

(btw: hi David! ;-)

Por turbor

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22-07-2004, 22:48

Yup, and there I am, wanting to make it a little more userfriendly with some more testing before I announced it to the world... *sigh*
So much for that plan Smile

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