8" drives and Compaticard / Uniform

From: Don Maslin <donm_at_cts.com>
Date: Tue Dec 14 15:27:42 1999

On Tue, 14 Dec 1999, Bob Stek wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: CLASSICCMP-owner_at_u.washington.edu
> [mailto:CLASSICCMP-owner_at_u.washington.edu]On Behalf Of Don Maslin
> Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 1999 12:37 AM
> To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
> Subject: Re: 8" drives and Compaticard / Uniform
> 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
> The problem isn't that I want two CP/M drives. It is that I can't access
> even one! The Compaticard seems to have no problem attaching the two 8"-ers
> as MS-DOS drives; I can access them as drives D: and E: just fine. When I
> run Uniform and choose an 8" CP/M format, it tells me that drive F: is now
> my CP/M drive. If I then do a DIR of F:, my drive B: activity light comes
> on and gives me an error message. Even though I have the Compaticard
> jumpered as the quartiary controller (I/O ports 3e0-3e7) Uniform accesses
> drive #2 on the primary controller as drive F:

Using UINSTALL, how do you have the 8" drive(s) identified? 3 or 4?

Also, as a point of curiousity, which CompatiCard are you using- 1 or 4?

> I suppose that I can disable the second 8" drive and see what happens. I

May not be needed, but it will dis/prove a point.

> will try 22disk as well (although that's only to be pragmatic - I want to
> know why the _at_#%$@#^& thing is acting the way it does!)

Me too!
                                                 - don
> Bob Stek
> bobstek_at_ix.netcom.com
> Saver of Lost SOLs
Received on Tue Dec 14 1999 - 15:27:42 GMT

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