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Offline leonk

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A few X68000 newcomer questions ...
« on: May 17, 2017, 02:10:34 pm »
Thinking of getting an X68000 and have a few questions that the FAQ is not explicit amout:

1) If I have a SASI system and want to use SCSI2SD I understand the procedure to get it to boot. And something is written to SRAM to make it work. But what happens when I reboot the console? Will the ststem now from SD and floppy no longer required? Or is floppy always required for the SASI systems and one must CD from A to C after each reboot?

2) If booting from HD instead of Floppy. I read mixed messages about RAM requirements. Some posts say you need more RAM to ply games. Some say the default 2MB will be enough. Which one is it?

3) Once the SD card is loaded and running. is there a way to modify it from a PC? or is the null modem route or using 5.25 floppies to move data the only way?

Offline neko68k

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Re: A few X68000 newcomer questions ...
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 03:05:12 pm »
1) SCSI on SASI requires that you install SxSI to SRAM
HOWTO

2) Booting from HD in and of itself does not require more RAM. Running games from HD may require more than 2MB.
Details...

3) There is a null modem solution.
HOWTO
Internet is also possible with this method.
HOWTO

Offline leonk

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Re: A few X68000 newcomer questions ...
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 03:55:06 pm »
1) Once in SRAM, is it always there? a 1 time thing? or do you need to do it all the time? I.e. boot from floppy so SCSI is visible on SASI systems?

Offline kamiboy

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Re: A few X68000 newcomer questions ...
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 04:41:42 pm »
It is there until the battery keeping the content of the SRAM intact runs out of juice and erases all data there.