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Using Hatari

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Am I stupid or is Hatari not very documented at all...? :-)

Let's say I want to run this. I have Hatari running on Linux and can load that disk image. I'm using TOS 2.06 (German) from here.

I can see the contents of the disk and read the readme. However, starting ST_NEWS.PRG says "You should Write-protect the ST NEWS disk!" in infinite repetition.

Whazzzz going on :D
added on the 2016-10-26 15:55:32 by lollol lollol
well... have you tried mounting the disk with write protection enabled?
added on the 2016-10-26 19:51:51 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
I used Hatari, GFA's blitter example doesn.t works.
added on the 2016-10-26 20:10:19 by g0blinish g0blinish
You may want to try with an earlier TOS version. Certainly pre-STE, such as TOS 1.2 or 1.4.

At least some things, diskmag shells included, are somewhat sensitive to later TOS versions.
added on the 2016-10-26 21:06:31 by CiH CiH
Well... how do I mount with write protection?

OK, I'll try an earlier TOS too.
added on the 2016-10-26 21:57:33 by lollol lollol
I think it is a TOS bug from faint memory. The problem will go away by itself from there. Post 1990 stuff will work okay with the later TOS versions.
added on the 2016-10-26 22:15:51 by CiH CiH
No luck yet with TOS 1.0x and that particular mag...
added on the 2016-10-29 18:37:23 by lollol lollol
If you do not "insert" the image via the menu entry but via preferences, it should offer a checkbox regarding "write protection". There's also a command-line option.
Also, Hatari is documented fairly well as far as i can see:

Hope this helps.
added on the 2016-10-29 21:24:35 by Paranoid Paranoid
I'm afraid this is a compatibility problem issue.

ST News will think the floppy is not write protected no matter what. Not surprised, the guy behind ST News (Karsmakers) was the creator of the most common anti-virus software back then, and was probably a bit manic about keeping disks write protected.

The solution is to copy the files to a folder on the harddrive and run from there. ST News will put up a warning about bla bla, but just run it.

To setup a harddrive in Hatari:

1. Make a folder on the host machine that will act as the Atari harddrive
2. Settings / Hard disks
3. Select GEMDOS drive to the folder you made in step 1
4. Check "Boot from HD"
5. Save settings and reboot
6. Insert ST News flopppy and copy to harddrive

PS. You need at least TOS v1.04 for GEMDOS harddrive to function.
added on the 2016-10-29 22:11:55 by evil evil


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