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by Tor
Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Connecting the Kryoflux to Pwer
Replies: 8
Views: 2276

Re: Connecting the Kryoflux to Pwer

Well, if it needs 500mA I know it won't work off the USB on my laptop. Nothing special about it - USB 1.1 wasn't specified to have to be able to supply 500 mA, and lots of devices (and laptops old enough to only have 1.1 built-in) won't. Often they supply barely more than 100mA. That's why the USB 1...
by Tor
Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Connecting the Kryoflux to Pwer
Replies: 8
Views: 2276

Re: Connecting the Kryoflux to Pwer

My KF is rev. C according to what's written on the box. It's brand new, I haven't started using it yet. Hm. So I will have to power it somehow. It's a bit unfortunate that the power connector needs 9V because I don't have any - I have supplied on high quality, well-tested +5V PSUs for my devboards&g...
by Tor
Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Connecting the Kryoflux to Pwer
Replies: 8
Views: 2276

Re: Connecting the Kryoflux to Pwer

Apart from such special usage scenarios, KryoFlux is completely bus powered - no further connections required. Just wondering - (maybe it's in a manual somewhere, but..) - how much current does it need? I'm asking because a) my laptop built-in USB is 1.1 and does not provide 500mA like my desktop c...
by Tor
Tue May 24, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: Support
Topic: 8" floppy drives work!
Replies: 72
Views: 20451

Re: 8" floppy drives work!

Thanks for the update.
The arrival note for the KF came yesterday, now it's just to cache it out at the post office (VAT&charges). I've got the SA-800 manuals but I haven't made the cables yet - I have ribbon cables and connectors and will make the cables myself.
by Tor
Tue May 17, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: 77-track "Japanese style" disks
Replies: 36
Views: 18419

Re: 77-track "Japanese style" disks

Sorry for waking up and old thread.. I'm new here. That 'Japanese' format is interesting - was it used on 5 1/4" floppies? Because that format (77 tracks, 8 sectors per track, 1024 bytes per sector) is supported by the floppy drive controllers on old Norsk Data minicomputers. Although I believe it w...
by Tor
Tue May 17, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: 8" drive support
Replies: 20
Views: 8793

Re: 8" drive support

Just found this thread after posting in the other ('8" floppy drives work!'), but maybe it would have been more appropriate here. http://forum.kryoflux.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=159&start=20#p1242 I'm almost ready to try my setup (I have cables, plugs, connectors, PC with floppy interface, the DBit ad...
by Tor
Tue May 17, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Linux command line: Support for a space character
Replies: 6
Views: 2013

Re: Linux command line: Support for a space character

Well, standard getopt(3), which is how command line parameters are usually read on *nix (including Linux or BSD) will handle '-a 1', '-a1' equally well, and lots of other combinations (e.g. '-d -e -f' or '-def' or '-d -ef' etc., and it'll know if a flag takes an argument or not so it doesn't get con...
by Tor
Tue May 17, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Support
Topic: 8" floppy drives work!
Replies: 72
Views: 20451

Re: 8" floppy drives work!

I'm also following this thread with great interest, because I plan to start reading a bunch of old 8" floppies as soon as I have got all the gear together (unfortunately I cannot assist with the floppy format issue which is the real point of this thread - my floppies are only of two types, CP/M SS/S...