[vcf-midatlantic] TexElec pads

Douglas Perry djay.perry at gmail.com
Mon Aug 26 10:17:05 EDT 2019

At this point I need to do some more work/research on the hard drive.

I ran fdisk yesterday and just let it go. After about 45 minutes the drive
began making a quiet rhythmic clicking sound. Not the typical chonking or
frantic grinding noise I'm used to hearing from bad IDE drives. It is
almost like when the needle hits the end of a record.

I attempted to rerun the debug command but as soon as I type in the drive
code the clicking returns.

I was hoping that ndd would give me something but when I scan the drive it
just looped Cylinders (0,1,2,3)  and Sectors (1,2) repeatedly. It couldnt
seem to progress.

Doing some research it looks like debug has the ability to manually set the
position that is being read. I've found some post mentioning assembly code
but I'd like to find more documentation on debug before I'm willing to try

If all else fails I'm looking into removing the drive and adding a XT-CF

Doug P

On Mon, Aug 26, 2019 at 8:42 AM Jason Perkins <perkins.jason at gmail.com>

> That's good to hear! Looking at them as you installed them, it seems like
> they've improved them some by making the foam thinner.
> Were you able to get the HDD to format?
> On Sun, Aug 25, 2019 at 10:00 PM Douglas Perry via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>> David,
>> They are working very well. I was amazed they all worked right out of the
>> gate. I just assumed I was going to put some in wrong.
>> I've not used the keyboard a ton yet but it has a natural feel and no
>> mispresses.
>> Doug P
>> On Sun, Aug 25, 2019, 9:22 PM David Gesswein via vcf-midatlantic <
>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>> > I didn't get back to the main room at the right time. How did the
>> > texElec pads work in the Compaq?
>> >
> --
> Jason Perkins
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