Problem setting up openmsx

By Gregory

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08-03-2017, 19:08

I just downloaded openMSX 0.13.0 because I wanted to follow the tutorials on the site of Javier Lavandeira. But I'm already stuck from the very beginning. The problem occurs when I follow along with 'Relearning MSX #5: Setting up the MSX-C environment (part 1)'.
I downloaded all the necessary items: Panasonic FS-A1GT firmware: fs-a1gt_firmware.rom
Panasonic FS-A1GT kanji ROM: fs-a1gt_kanjifont.rom
Sunrise ATA-IDE firmware: ide250.zip
and put them in the systemroms folder of openMSX.

But when I check if the emulator runs properly as a Panasonic FS-A1GT with the ATA-IDE extension I don't get the correct basic screen:
http://www.lavandeira.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/openMSX...

The screen I get is:
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMPwwKZcn-MTPQb5_D1dEEW...

Can Someone tell me what's wrong?

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By Manuel

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08-03-2017, 22:24

You mean it is stuck in that screen? It should go to BASIC right after that.

By syn

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08-03-2017, 23:08

I just tested it, for me it also freezes.

I have never used this before. Is it because I dont have a real cd rom? Or do I need to format /initialize the default hdd?

By psxdev

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09-03-2017, 01:10

I fixed it following next steps to create hard disk image

When you get your wrong screen choose console option for your platform, then
set power off
diskmanipulator create MSXC12HD.dsk 32m 32m 32m 32m
hda MSXC12HD.dsk
set power on
set save_settings_on_exit on

Reboot emulator and now you will get right basic screen

By Gregory

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09-03-2017, 13:31

psxdev wrote:

I fixed it following next steps to create hard disk image

When you get your wrong screen choose console option for your platform, then
set power off
diskmanipulator create MSXC12HD.dsk 32m 32m 32m 32m
hda MSXC12HD.dsk
set power on
set save_settings_on_exit on

Reboot emulator and now you will get right basic screen

Can you tell me where I can find the console option in openMSX?

By psxdev

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09-03-2017, 13:39

In linux press f10 and execute the commands in my post

From tutorial:

Start openMSX (if it isn’t running already) and open the openMSX console (CMD+L on a Mac, F10 on Windows), and enter the following commands one by one

By Gregory

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10-03-2017, 11:13

Thank you, everything is fine now!

By Jury MSX

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29-07-2017, 19:22

Hello Gregory.

I have the same problem that you had, but when I try to introduce the command diskmanipulator create MSXC12HD.dsk 32m 32m 32m 32m appears the message Couldn't create image: Error opening file "MSXC12HD.dsk": Permission denied.
Did something like this happen to you?

Thanks.

By Manuel

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29-07-2017, 19:39

Add a path to the filename like: ~/MSXC12HD.dsk

By Jury MSX

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29-07-2017, 23:36

Thanks very much Manuel.
While I was following your advise I realized that I have to run Openmsx as an administrator in windows!!!!!
Now all runs ok.

Thanks.

By Manuel

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30-07-2017, 00:22

No, you should not run openMSX as administrator on Windows. Unless strictly necessary you should never run any programs as administrator.

The problem is simply that the current working directory is in the path of openMSX or Catapult.

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