"Mageco" disk controler. [infos, Docs wanted]

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Re: "Mageco" disk controler. [infos, Docs wanted]

Post by gammaray » Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:21 am

Work must be blocking it... I thought schematic was a dead link. Sorry.
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Post by Kai » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:33 pm

Can give the layout files in Eagle 3.55 format or as PDF. And the ROM image too. Anything you need to build your own mageco.

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Post by gammaray » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:26 pm

I am working on translating manual into American English (Texun). Maybe someone could edit afterword for mistakes or U.K computer terms.

Example:

French: Catalogue
U.S: Directory

Options: Index, Catalog, Listing,....
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Re: "Mageco" disk controler. [infos, Docs wanted]

Post by 1024MAK » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:39 pm

gammaray wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:26 pm
I am working on translating manual into American English (Texun). Maybe someone could edit afterword for mistakes or U.K computer terms.

Example:

French: Catalogue
U.S: Directory

Options: Index, Catalog, Listing,....
Err, in “Hopelessly Divided Land” (formally known as the United Kingdom) we use BOTH Catalogue and Directory depending on the computer system. In Acorn computing (Atom, BBC B Micro, Master 128 etc) the word catalogue is used for example. The filing system command actually being:

Code: Select all

*CAT
It may be that directory became more common due to CP/M and the later MS-DOS / PC DOS...

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Re: "Mageco" disk controler. [infos, Docs wanted]

Post by gammaray » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:47 pm

CAT in Linux means "conCATenate".

https://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/CAT shows other terms for the acronym "CAT".
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Post by 1024MAK » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:15 pm

Some more examples:

ZX Spectrum with Interface 1
CAT

ZX Spectrum +3
CAT

Amstrad CPC
CAT
or | DIR
or DIR (CP/M)

Sinclair QL running QDOS (the built in DOS)
DIR

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Re: "Mageco" disk controler. [infos, Docs wanted]

Post by gammaray » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:23 am

mageco (logo) electronic

FLOPPY / PRINTER
INTERFACE
FOR ZX81

Ref: 1143
Code: 1670559
COVER
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Re: "Mageco" disk controler. [infos, Docs wanted]

Post by gammaray » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:39 am

ZX81
FLOPPY
INTERFACE

TABLE OF CONTENTS
0 - QUICK REFERENCE..............................................2
1 - INTERFACE SETUP...............................................3
2 - IMPORTANT NOTES.............................................4
3 - MAIN POINTS....................................................5
4 - BASIC PROGRAM FOR NAME MODIFICATION................15
5 - SAFEGUARD: MEMORY LOADING AREA......................15
6 - SAFEGUARD: FILE LOADING...................................16
7 - INSTRUCTION: WRITING DIRECTORY.........................17
8 - TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS................................18
9 - COMMANDS.......................................................19
10 - ERROR MESSAGES..............................................22
11 - NAME DEFINITIONS............................................23
12 - BREAK KEY / INTERRUPTION.................................23
13 - APPENDIX #1....................................................24
14 - APPENDIX #2....................................................26
15 - APPENDIX #3....................................................28
16 - APPENDIX #4....................................................29
17 - APPENDIX #5....................................................30
18 - APPENDIX #6....................................................30
19 - COMMENTS......................................................31
TABLE OF CONTENTS / P.1
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Re: "Mageco" disk controler. [infos, Docs wanted]

Post by Kai » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:31 am

Great!

Is it the difference that DIR is more common with file systems that can handle subdirectories as well and CAT does not?

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Re: "Mageco" disk controler. [infos, Docs wanted]

Post by Paul » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:47 pm

No. Dir on CP/M 2.x and before don't support subdirectories.
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.

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