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howtos:emulators:xtrs [2012/10/19 17:56 (UTC)]
ldkraemer [COPYING AMPRO DS/DD DISKS]
howtos:emulators:xtrs [2012/10/25 12:14 (UTC)]
ldkraemer [SETTING UP XTRS]
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 ===== SETTING UP XTRS ===== ===== SETTING UP XTRS =====
  
-1. Remove any previous ​Symbolic ​linked files (if needed):+1. Remove any previous ​symbolic ​linked files (if needed):
 <​code>​cd ~/​path/​to/​xtrs <​code>​cd ~/​path/​to/​xtrs
 sudo rm disk4-0 sudo rm disk4-0
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 And real hardware drives can be used via Symbolic linking.</​note>​\\ ​ And real hardware drives can be used via Symbolic linking.</​note>​\\ ​
  
-2. Copy the Model I, Model III, Model 4, and Model 4P ROM image files to "/​usr/​share/​xtrs" +2. Copy the Model I, Model III, Model 4, and Model 4P ROM image files to /​usr/​share/​xtrs 
-The original location for other Distro'​s ​was "/​usr/​local/​lib/​xtrs".\\ +The original location for other distros ​was /​usr/​local/​lib/​xtrs.\\ ​
 The TRS80 ROMS are not included in the XTRS package, but can be found by searching with Google.\\ ​ The TRS80 ROMS are not included in the XTRS package, but can be found by searching with Google.\\ ​
 <​code>​cd ~/​path/​to/​xtrs <​code>​cd ~/​path/​to/​xtrs
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 sudo cp model4p.rom /​usr/​share/​xtrs/​romimage.m4p ​     #(Original Filename was model4p.rom)</​code>​\\ ​ sudo cp model4p.rom /​usr/​share/​xtrs/​romimage.m4p ​     #(Original Filename was model4p.rom)</​code>​\\ ​
  
-These files need Permissions ​as shown+These files need permissions ​as shown
 <​code>​-rwxr-xr-x 1 root staff 14336 Jul 10 03:51 romimage.m4 <​code>​-rwxr-xr-x 1 root staff 14336 Jul 10 03:51 romimage.m4
 -rwxr-xr-x 1 root staff 504 Jul 10 03:34 romimage.m4p -rwxr-xr-x 1 root staff 504 Jul 10 03:34 romimage.m4p
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 3. Locate the .DSK or .DMK (NEWDOS, DOSPLUS, LDOS, TRSDOS, ULTRADOS, MULTIDOS, or MONTEZUMA MICRO CP/M) OS files you will use:​\\ ​ 3. Locate the .DSK or .DMK (NEWDOS, DOSPLUS, LDOS, TRSDOS, ULTRADOS, MULTIDOS, or MONTEZUMA MICRO CP/M) OS files you will use:​\\ ​
-(If you are using Montezuma Micro 2.31 CP/M, use mkdisk to reset the write protect attribute of the file, so you can use CONFIG\\ ​+If you are using Montezuma Micro 2.31 CP/M, use mkdisk to reset the write protect attribute of the file, so you can use CONFIG\\ ​
 to change the Drive Parameters and save the settings. If you don't change the file to unprotected,​ you won't be able to save the\\  to change the Drive Parameters and save the settings. If you don't change the file to unprotected,​ you won't be able to save the\\ 
-parameters so the settings won't survive a reboot.)+parameters so the settings won't survive a reboot.
 <​code>​mkdisk -u -k filename.dmk <​code>​mkdisk -u -k filename.dmk
 mkdisk -u -k MMCPM231.DSK</​code>​\\ ​ mkdisk -u -k MMCPM231.DSK</​code>​\\ ​
  
-4. Create the Symbolic Links to the files you will use, and to real (Physical) TRS-80 Model 1, 3, or 4 Drives:+4. Create the symbolic links to the files you will use, and to real (Physical) TRS-80 Model 1, 3, or 4 Drives:
 <​code>​ln -s /​home/​larry/​xtrs/​Mmcpm231/​MMCPM231.DSK disk4-0 <​code>​ln -s /​home/​larry/​xtrs/​Mmcpm231/​MMCPM231.DSK disk4-0
 ln -s /​home/​larry/​xtrs/​Mmcpm231/​MMTOOLS.DSK disk4-1 ln -s /​home/​larry/​xtrs/​Mmcpm231/​MMTOOLS.DSK disk4-1
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 ===== USING THE CATWEASEL PCI CARD ===== ===== USING THE CATWEASEL PCI CARD =====
  
-**HOW TO COPY THOSE OLD 5.25" ​FLOPPY'​S ​USING THE CATWEASEL PCI CARD:**\\+**HOW TO COPY THOSE OLD 5.25" ​FLOPPIES ​USING THE CATWEASEL PCI CARD:**\\
 The Catweasel MK4 PLUS is a multi-format floppy disk controller PCI Card that can be plugged into a spare PCI slot, and used from a\\  The Catweasel MK4 PLUS is a multi-format floppy disk controller PCI Card that can be plugged into a spare PCI slot, and used from a\\ 
-Terminal Window ​in Linux. I plugged mine in my Desktop running Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS.+terminal window ​in Linux. I plugged mine in my Desktop running Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS.
  
 **CATWEASEL FEATURES:​**\\ ​ **CATWEASEL FEATURES:​**\\ ​
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 **LINUX:** **LINUX:**
-From within my Desktop running Ubuntu 8.04, I just opened a Terminal Window, and used the following commands:+From within my Desktop running Ubuntu 8.04, I just opened a terminal window, and used the following commands:
 <​code>​cd ~ <​code>​cd ~
 cd cw2dmk-4.4 cd cw2dmk-4.4
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 **WINDOWS:​** **WINDOWS:​**
-There are Windows Drivers ​on the Catweasel CDR along with other Software, but I haven'​t looked into that so far.\\ ​+There are windows drivers ​on the Catweasel CDR along with other Software, but I haven'​t looked into that so far.\\ ​
 \\  \\ 
  
 ===== WARNING - UNAPPROVED METHOD: =====  ===== WARNING - UNAPPROVED METHOD: ===== 
-One CAUTION here is that if your Floppy Disk'​s ​are 25+ years old as mine were, the Oxide coating on most of the floppy'​s ​is ready\\  +One CAUTION here is that if your floppy disks are 25+ years old as mine were, the Oxide coating on most of the floppies ​is ready\\  
-to fail, and you may ruin them by trying to read them. (You may find that a tiny bit of Alcohol ​placed on a cotton swab will totally\\  +to fail, and you may ruin them by trying to read them. (You may find that a tiny bit of alcohol ​placed on a cotton swab will totally\\  
-remove all the Oxide coating from the platter making then unreadable, so DON'T try Alcohol ​as a cleaner or lubricant for your floppy'​s.)\\  +remove all the Oxide coating from the platter making then unreadable, so DON'T try alcohol ​as a cleaner or lubricant for your floppies.)\\  
-Also, the inner lining of the old Floppy'​s ​have lost their lubricating ability by becoming dry over the years, and this causes DRAG on\\ +Also, the inner lining of the old floppies ​have lost their lubricating ability by becoming dry over the years, and this causes DRAG on\\ 
 the heads as the platter tries to spin so the read heads can recover the data.\\ ​ the heads as the platter tries to spin so the read heads can recover the data.\\ ​
  
-I chose use a lubricant from KANO LABS in Nashville, Tennessee USA called Aerosol "​SiliKroil"​ to lubricate my floppy'​s. I was able to\\ +I chose use a lubricant from KANO LABS in Nashville, Tennessee USA called Aerosol "​SiliKroil"​ to lubricate my floppies. I was able to\\ 
 recover about 85% of the disks using this TOTALLY UNAPPROVED method. I ruined the first 4-5 disks by trying to read them.\\ ​ recover about 85% of the disks using this TOTALLY UNAPPROVED method. I ruined the first 4-5 disks by trying to read them.\\ ​
 A costly ERROR!\\ ​ A costly ERROR!\\ ​
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 SiliKroil is an Industrial Penetrating Lubricant that works wonders, and doesn'​t remove the Oxide coating as Alcohol and Silicone does.\\ ​ SiliKroil is an Industrial Penetrating Lubricant that works wonders, and doesn'​t remove the Oxide coating as Alcohol and Silicone does.\\ ​
-Alcohol can be used to clean the Floppy Drives ​read heads as usual.+Alcohol can be used to clean the floppy drives ​read heads as usual.
  
 \\  \\ 
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 successive sequential reads. A step that was very valuable as I proceeded.\\ ​ successive sequential reads. A step that was very valuable as I proceeded.\\ ​
  
-Since I had a System ​that contained two 5.25" TEAC 360K drives, I booted my Ampro SS/DD CP/M system disk and used AMPRODSK to\\  +Since I had a system ​that contained two 5.25" TEAC 360K drives, I booted my Ampro SS/DD CP/M system disk and used AMPRODSK to\\  
-FORMAT a FRESH DS/DD Disk, and used SYSGEN to copy the System. Next, I used NSWEEP to copy all the files. Now I have a good\\  +FORMAT a FRESH DS/DD Disk, and used SYSGEN to copy the system. Next, I used NSWEEP to copy all the files. Now I have a good\\  
-bootable DS/DD Boot SYSTEM Disk. Then, I used Catweasel to WRITE my first Disk 08 Image (ADSDD008.DMK) to a fresh Floppy ​with:​\\ ​+bootable DS/DD Boot SYSTEM Disk. Then, I used Catweasel to WRITE my first Disk 08 Image (ADSDD008.DMK) to a fresh floppy ​with:​\\ ​
 <​code>​sudo ./dmk2cw ADSDD008.DMK</​code>​ <​code>​sudo ./dmk2cw ADSDD008.DMK</​code>​
  
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 ADSDDa08.DMK,​ then a third attempt using ADSDDb08.DMK........etc. ADSDDa08.DMK,​ then a third attempt using ADSDDb08.DMK........etc.
  
-When all the files were successfully copied I used my Catweasel to create a new Image of this disk, renaming it ADSDD008.DMK with:​\\ ​+When all the files were successfully copied I used my Catweasel to create a new image of this disk, renaming it ADSDD008.DMK with:​\\ ​
 <​code>​sudo ./cw2dmk ADSDD008.DMK</​code>​ <​code>​sudo ./cw2dmk ADSDD008.DMK</​code>​
  

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