8" drives and Compaticard / Uniform

From: Don Maslin <donm_at_cts.com>
Date: Mon Dec 13 23:36:41 1999

On Mon, 13 Dec 1999, Bob Stek wrote:

> Dick (or anyone else) -
> Would you have the jumper settings (default positions, definitions, etc.)
> for a Shugart 860? DS0-3 I can figure out. But the rest...
> I have just added 2 8"ers to my AT via a Compaticard. I have them working
> as MS-DOS drives D: and E: just fine, but when I use Uniform it always
> accesses the 360K B: drive instead of the 8". I've got the Compaticard
> manual, set up the board as the secondary, tertiary, and quartiary(?)
> controller, tried EVERY combination of drive #'s (0-15), twisted and
> straight cables, different cable combo's, different DS's on the drives, and
> it STILL won't do anything but try to access the B: drive (when it accesses
> anything at all) when I use Uniform to access the F:(CP/M) drive. I even
> tried ASSIGNing the B: drive.

Bob, UniForm will only permit you to identify/select a single copy of
each type drive - that is 350k, 1.2mb, 3.5" (either 720k or 1.44mb) and
8". I assume that you used Uinstall to make that identification. About
the only way that I can think of that you could slip in a second 8"
drive would be to identify it as a 1.2mb drive - assuming that you do
not have one.

I might note that 22Disk will permit you to use both 8" drives.

                                                 - don
> So close but yet so far....
> Bob Stek
> bobstek_at_ix.netcom.com
> Saver of Lost SOLs
Received on Mon Dec 13 1999 - 23:36:41 GMT

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