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by Vato
Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: 5.25 floppy question
Replies: 38
Views: 4464

Re: 5.25 floppy question

I don't know if it's really necessary, but you may need to put some tape on the right write protection hole, to maje the drive think you're using a DD 3,5" disk. I found a 3,5" drive that works with the DragonDOS controller! I looked through some old boxes of 3,5" PC diskettes, and collected all DD...
by Vato
Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: 5.25 floppy question
Replies: 38
Views: 4464

Re: 5.25 floppy question

Well, the High Density drive seems broken, with similar symptoms as Stig is referring to further up here. SK Error, disk spinning, head not moving (but not jammed, as it moves freely when pushed). I guess some of my 3.5" drives are the next up :lol:
by Vato
Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: 5.25 floppy question
Replies: 38
Views: 4464

Re: 5.25 floppy question

Rob,
I'm using an old DD PC drive. I do have a newer HD PC drive as well.... Maybe I should try that....
by Vato
Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: 5.25 floppy question
Replies: 38
Views: 4464

Re: 5.25 floppy question

Hehe, it suddenly appears to me that it has been a loooong time since I have used floppy disks..... I can't remember if I can take High Density (HD) disks and format them as Double Density (DS). So the question is: can I take disks marked DS/HD and format/use them as DS/DD with the Dragon? I'll ans...
by Vato
Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Software Requests
Topic: Looking for a program to read tape file header
Replies: 5
Views: 1045

Re: Looking for a program to read tape file header

robcfg wrote:Maybe the tape analyzer from Programmers Utilities could be of help.
Yupp! That program does what I was looking for. Thanks again Rob.
by Vato
Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Software Requests
Topic: Looking for a program to read tape file header
Replies: 5
Views: 1045

Looking for a program to read tape file header

Hi. I vaguely remember that back in the eighties I had a small program that I used to read the header of a cassette program file, and output the start address of the code, the length and the EXEC-address. Does anyone have that program? I just got a disk drive up and working with my Dragon, and would...
by Vato
Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: 5.25 floppy question
Replies: 38
Views: 4464

Re: 5.25 floppy question

Hehe, it suddenly appears to me that it has been a loooong time since I have used floppy disks..... I can't remember if I can take High Density (HD) disks and format them as Double Density (DS).

So the question is: can I take disks marked DS/HD and format/use them as DS/DD with the Dragon?
by Vato
Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: 5.25 floppy question
Replies: 38
Views: 4464

Re: 5.25 floppy question

Thanks for the help Rob! Here's a small video of the Panasonic drive working with your cable and a DragonDos controller on a Tano Dragon. https://vimeo.com/124643952 I'll make a "full" cable later some time. I actually found a stable of seven 3.5" drives of various brands and models in a box I had s...
by Vato
Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: 5.25 floppy question
Replies: 38
Views: 4464

Re: 5.25 floppy question

It works!!!! I made a simpler cable, but using robcfg's instructions. dragondiskcable.jpg And I'm happy to say that it works with my old Panasonic 5.25" drive. I had to fiddle a bit with some of the jumpers. ju55jumpers.jpg The picture above shows the default jumper positions. The obvious thing was ...
by Vato
Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: 5.25 floppy question
Replies: 38
Views: 4464

Re: 5.25 floppy question

Rob!
Thank you so much.

I'm waiting for some additional connectors, and when I get them I'll modify the PC cable I have got, and try it out. I will share the results here. I'm a bit concerned about that re-calibrating of the controller, though....

Tom