Troubleshooting RX02

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Wed Feb 9 13:13:13 2005

On Wed, 9 Feb 2005, Rick Murphy wrote:

> I would start with poking the CSR with the commands to read the first
> sector on the floppy by hand then checking for errors and looking to
> see what's been read off the floppy. The bootstraps aren't robust in
> the face of failure.

Eventually I hope to be leet enough to do this. In fact, I started to
move toward this direction (thanks to the fact that old manuals are
awesome and actually explained how the hardware worked) until I got the
system to finally boot (I'm sure you've seen my subsequent messages by

But being how easy it is to program the hardware, I can see myself
developing some custom tools (unless they already exist) to be able to do
some stuff that I want, like slurping an entire disk and dumping it to the
serial port block by block so you can re-create a disk image on a PC and
then read the files from that using PC-based tools. Does anything like
this already exist?

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