carlsson Posted July 29, 2021 Share Posted July 29, 2021 So our computer club has two Apple systems: one ][+ with some sort of Language card/memory expansion, and one Europlus with some mouse interface but only partly malfunctioning keyboard. We've also got at least one Disk ][ card and three drives of which 1-2 appear to work, plus a Super Serial Card that I've verified answers to Ctrl-A but I haven't been able to wire up a proper cable to make it communicate. Anyway, most 48K software loads fine on the ][+ but as soon as I tried ProDOS (or more precisely boot ADTPro), I get this "Relocation/Configuration Error" which I understand means the last 16K on the expansion card doesn't work. I tried to enable HGR modes and got even more garbled output than one should. Then I gave all chips a firm push to sit in their sockets, which caused the HGR modes to display a more likely image of garbage but the program still wouldn't boot. Now I wonder if there is some recommended memory test software so I don't have to randomly shift around RAM chips. Also I realize that I have a problem about transferring software since I can't boot ADTPro either from floppy or bootstrapping, until I have figured out the serial (null modem?) cable and found a PC with a good enough serial port. I've got some USB adapter that kind of worked with some other basic serial applications before, but perhaps a desktop PC with a real serial port is preferred, if only it is recent enough to run Java and ADTPro. I found that I can bootstrap the smaller ADT program though, which should work with serial. Perhaps there is a light version of the bigger program too elsewhere. But yeah, my first problem is figuring out how to get 64K to work in either of the two Apple machines. I haven't tried to move the memory expansion to the Europlus with the malfunctioning keyboard but I might try that to rule out that the problem isn't elsewhere. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.