+9640News Posted November 9, 2020 Share Posted November 9, 2020 (edited) Tim has forwarded a beta version of MDOS V7.00 that takes advantage of several new features to MDOS. First, the devicename TIPI is now recognized as a device in GPL mode without the use of Rompage. Utilities such as DM2K now work without using Rompage and you can use a device name of TIPI instead of DSK0. Now, what would not work is programs such as CHATTI, CHESS, Stuart's web broser, or any other program that makes use of the TCP Socket access. Those applications still work in Rompage mode, just not in the new "native" mode as it requires the card to be physically mapped in. I have been testing the HRD4000B on the system copying code and assembling things without issue thus far. Tim is using a "SCS3" interface using a SCSI command SCSMAP I was not aware was present for apparently quite some time. After relearning how to reload the PFM on the Geneve, I was able to SPLIT V7.00 of MDOS into two pieces so it would fit on the PFM as well as reload the PFM Ramdisk with the SCSI 8K code segment. Right now, with the HRD4000B, I have an ~25,000 sector "harddisk-ramdisk" I am using with the new FORM program creating a 1600 sector disk image, and the ~25,000 sector "harddisk-ramdisk" image. Tim reports there was a speed increase with the HRD's, but I haven't tested anything thus far to determine how much of a speed increase. Either way, unless bugs are found, this looks there will be a nice update coming out. Fortunately, I make DREM backups of my hard drive images, so if something does go bad, it will not be catastrophic. Beery Edited November 9, 2020 by BeeryMiller 12 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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