Need your opinion regarding GR8NET capabilities

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By Grauw

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02-12-2018, 12:30

Eugeny_Brychkov wrote:

What good cause additional 14 MB of flash space can be used for?
As "backend" storage (not so fast to be used by CPU directly, and not frequently writable).

As a ROM disk? Could have a bunch of utilities preloaded like the MegaFlashROM SCC+ SD does.

By Eugeny_Brychkov

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02-12-2018, 13:03

Grauw wrote:

As a ROM disk? Could have a bunch of utilities preloaded like the MegaFlashROM SCC+ SD does.

Thank you, viable idea, will work only if Disk-ROM is in the system, and will be subject to all issues related to it Sad

For example, it can be presented in DOS1 as floppy (e.g. when GR8NET DOS1 disk ROM is enabled), but it will "eat" some top RAM (thus must be able to be switched off), and in this case GR8NET RAM disk with image loaded from internet can be used.

If in the Nextor environment, there's SD-card which may have the same functionality...

Thus a kind of duplicating (with some variation) something being already in there.

I am not putting down the suggestion, I am trying to evaluate it in terms of usefulness and implementation effort. We will anyway re-evaluate it later when choosing what to do.

Let's continue brainstorming.

Any crazy idea is welcome!

By Grauw

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02-12-2018, 13:10

When you buy a new MegaFlashROM SCC+ SD it comes with a ROM disk loaded by default. The big benefit of it is that it improves the ease of use for MSX novices, since it boots up into MultiMente and allows you to easily load ROMs with it and run some tools. However indeed whether this is also useful for GR8NET is another thing, because its built-in functionality is exposed as Basic calls rather than DOS tools. And indeed it’ll need effort to make a driver for it and tools to load disk images and remove it.

By Grauw

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02-12-2018, 13:13

A video which plays back during boot instead of that boring text. Smile (Yet does not increase boot time.)

Or a nice tutorial video with usage instructions like you would post on your Youtube channel.

Or just an easter egg video.

By Wolverine_nl

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02-12-2018, 14:17

As I mentioned before, a smb shared romdisk, in which you can put something like symbos or use it to put in a config menu and add/change a bootup image/animation or put a text version of the manual in there with a searchbox.
Or a text html browser, or... create a space which is sharable for every gr8net user to see, like a private intergr8net network. oO crazy right lol

By sp4

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23-12-2018, 16:12

Hi, I need a samba client for msx2.
Nobody can tell me if it there is that?
I need to print with the samba/ubuntu/printer in my PC from MSX.

By Pencioner

Scribe (1460)

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29-01-2019, 18:08

Great! I'm reading updated manual, gonna update to latest firmware at weekend Smile

By raymond

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29-01-2019, 18:11

Mine has been updated successfully.

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