[Coco] Gotek a GO after all!

Steven Hirsch snhirsch at gmail.com
Sun Feb 14 17:08:38 EST 2016

On Sun, 14 Feb 2016, Robert Gault wrote:

> Steven Hirsch wrote:
>> I feel stupid.  After a bit more poking around, I realized that the floppy 
> cable
>> was not bringing side-select through.  I seem to recall that this is the 
> default
>> for Tandy branded cables (?).  After swapping in a real drive cable with 
> all
>> 34-pins intact, it works just fine.
>> However, in testing bulk read of files from the Gotek I'm running into some
>> silliness where I cannot write anything to the mounted Drivewire volumes.
>> Neither one of them shows as write-protected, but all attempts at writing
>> anything to either volume fail immediately with errors.  What am I missing 
> here?
>> Steve

> Did you format or dskini the Drivewire images before trying to write to them?

Hi, Robert.

They are working, populated images.  One is my boot volume and the other 
is the "extras" image that comes with DW.

I took a copy of the second and tried to format it.  That fails as well.


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