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RE: [zzdev] Re: :zz: Does the Boot Disk now do Saves? ChrzT
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- Subject: RE: [zzdev] Re: :zz: Does the Boot Disk now do Saves? ChrzT
- From: "Mark Oeltjenbruns" <mark_oeltjenbruns@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 08:03:23 -0500
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- In-reply-to: <19981012224409.G3797@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Just to double check my problem, I formatted a disk and tried it again.
Same thing happened. I got the Save prompt, put in fresh disk, it clicked
and whirled a while, a 'see www.xanadu... for more info' came up with a
bunch of # # # # >> # # > > on the bottom with the disk light staying on.
Tried rebooting to Zigzag and load the dataset but it flashed up a brief
message I think saying it couldn't open the file or something. This is the
same thing that happened on my home system. Only tried on two systems since
I got the same thing to happen on both.
I tried to get it working under a Windows perl version but wasn't
successful, any plans on porting to Windows/Dos system?
From: Andrew Pam [mailto:xanni@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, October 12, 1998 7:44 AM
To: Mark Oeltjenbruns; zzdev@xxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [zzdev] Re: :zz: Does the Boot Disk now do Saves? ChrzT
On Mon, Oct 12, 1998 at 07:30:44AM -0500, Mark Oeltjenbruns wrote:
> On my copy it doesn't work. It sometimes brings up the save prompt but
> always. Usually it hangs with the drive light permanently on. One thing
> though, I assume it requires a formated 'Linux' disk to work. Is this
> correct? The problem is I don't have a Linux system, if I did I wouldn't
> need the boot disk version.
No. It requires a formatted MS-DOS diskette. If you insert an unformatted
disk it will probably hang as you have described.
*** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xxxxxxxxxx Andrew Pam
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