Installing KryoFlux in Windows 8 / 10

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Re: Installing KryoFlux in Windows 8 / 10

Post by Dominus » Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:43 pm

brightcaster wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:18 am
I'm sorry but bootcamp is not a plain windows machine!

It's emulating a BIOS within an EFI environment for example and it comes up with its own hardware drivers for USB. Over the years, there are several problems with usb ports reported which don't apear with "real" hardware (use google if you don't believe it)...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boot_Camp_(software)
On *OLD* Macs it emulates a BIOS, *AND* I did write that bootcamp is helping to get a regular Windows booting on a Mac - apparently that is not even needed on newer Macs.
For example, I did not prepare my USB hard drive with Bootcamp and can choose that to boot from on my Mac.

And whenever was supplying its own hardware drivers something that makes a machine not a Windows machine? Not to mention that your so called "Apple hardware drivers" for USB are just Intel's drivers...
Again, as mentioned above, I can boot my USB harddrive and use it and its usb drivers without installing *anything* from Apple (though it is easier to use if you install the graphics drivers, but even these can be newer drivers from AMD.

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Re: Installing KryoFlux in Windows 8 / 10

Post by robbo007 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:04 pm

I can confirm this works under boot camp windows 10. But you must follow exactly as stated below otherwise the driver does not get recognized and you get stuck in an endless loop and can’t install it.

“OK found a stable solution.
Open the device manager. Normally you should find under USB controller the Kryoflux DiskSystem
If instead you have under Port (COM LPT) an entry for "Bosso Program Port (ComXX)" double click and go to to "driver" tab and "Update driver". Select look for driver on my computer. Do not select look for the driver BUT "select from a list of driver on my PC". Now you should have the choice between "Bossa ..." and "KF ..." of course pick KF and click "disk provided" and locate the diver provided with KF
Now the driver should install and stay associated with KF. Restart your system with the internet connected and verify in the device driver that the entry for KF Disksystem is there ...”

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Re: Installing KryoFlux in Windows 8 / 10

Post by robbo007 » Wed May 08, 2019 1:59 pm

SomeGuy wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:33 pm
So just to be clear: Does Kryoflux work or not work under Windows 10/bootcamp on current Mac hardware?

Is this MacOS 10.13/10.14 bug the the same or a different bug than the one that broke things in 10.11?

(I wouldn't know, the only Macs I have are PowerPC :P )

Could someone post the technical details of this bug, or post a link to it if is out there somewhere already? (I thought I saw a post about that a long time ago, but a bit of searching turns up nothing specific)
Is the "bug" the reason why I see under /dev/ my Kryoflux USB driver as tty.usbmodem1101 instead of using its driver? Is this the reason DTC gives the error:

DarwinUSBComm::FindEP: error while opening e00002c5
System 38, subsystem 0, code 2c5
USB endpoint not found

Could someone confirm this. It's really frustrating not having clear answers to these questions. I have various ktext files in my /System/Library/Extensions/ and also /Library/Extensions could one of these be conflicting with the Kryoflux driver? Does it use a ktext file of its own?

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Re: Installing KryoFlux in Windows 8 / 10

Post by mr.vince » Sat May 11, 2019 1:07 pm

We can't support emulated (or similar) installs, I am really sorry.

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Re: Installing KryoFlux in Windows 8 / 10

Post by brightcaster » Sat May 11, 2019 2:05 pm

robbo007 wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 1:59 pm

I have various ktext files in my /System/Library/Extensions/ and also /Library/Extensions could one of these be conflicting with the Kryoflux driver? Does it use a ktext file of its own?
I gues you are talking about kext files....

If you search for "kext" in this forum, you may find useful information that kryoflux once used a kernal extension. As long as you have never installed such outdated kryoflux software, there should be no kryoflux.kext file on your computer.

David

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Re: Installing KryoFlux in Windows 8 / 10

Post by Tom Z » Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:24 pm

I would like to get comments from the support team regarding my experience with Windows 10 and kyrofux 3.0. I followed Mr. Vince's steps on installing Kyroflux 3.0. I got to the step where he says to open device manager and then open the LPT and COM port. I did, went to option 2 to pick another driver, typed in the driver location and closed the window. To my surprise, the LPT and COM port disappeared on the device manager list. I then call the Techgeeks and asked them to patch the LPT and COM port back into my system. They could and did. I asked them if they would install the program for me and insure it worked. Three of them worked for 4 hours to get the program to work, and couldn't. They tried to get the program I downloaded to work and gave up. They then downloaded another copy of Kryroflux 3.0 and that didn't work. They did get the "RUN Execute" command to get the kryoflux card to begin to scan the disk, but after a few seconds that stopped and the command box disappeared. The GUI box never appeared. All 3 geeks concluded that my computer either couldn't download the entire program or needed code in the program was missing. I had no problems using version 2.5. To add injury to insult, I checked the device manager today and the LPT and COM port is no longer listed again. What can be done?

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Re: Installing KryoFlux in Windows 8 / 10

Post by B C Schmerker » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:13 am

Thanks for a comprehensive set of caveats and provisos for KryoFlux. Don't need to boot from disquette, but I currently have a NOS or refurbished TEAC FD-505 wishlisted for my ASUS CM1630-06 (AMD Athlon II x2 220 and RS760G/SB710 chipset; slated for an AMD Phenom II x4 820 to gain threads), as I've a KORG T1 music workstation to maintain; the T1 uses two-sided 80-track disquettes, but I don't yet know the format. I've an empty bay in the CM1630 that can take the FD-505 when acquired. Can the KryoFlux 'board be installed in a 2.5" or 3.5" device slot? (I've one 3.5" available but can fit a 2.5" bay below the HDD if necessary.) The CM1630's stock M4A78LT-M has two 9-of-10-pin headers available after the stock front USB 2.0 A-jacks and CF/SD(HC)-MMC/MS card reader; the 750W Antec upgrade power supply has +5/+12V power connectors available, as well. And what complications should I expect installing the software in Microsoft Windows 10.0.18362.295 and/or later?

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Re: Installing KryoFlux in Windows 8 / 10

Post by mr.vince » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:19 am

Just follow post #1:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=539

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