Changeset 308 in xtideuniversalbios for wiki/SerialDrives.wiki


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Mar 11, 2012, 12:50:34 AM (10 years ago)
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Updates to serial drive documentation.

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    2525== Getting Started ==
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    27 1. Connect the two machines via the serial connection.
     27# * Connect the two machines via the serial connection. *
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    29 2. Open a command prompt, and run the SerDrive utility on the server.  Arguments are described below.  In its simplest form:
     29# * Open a command prompt, and run the SerDrive utility on the server. *  Arguments are described below.  In its simplest form:
    3030    C:/> SerDrive MyImage.img
    3131If you do not already have an image, you can obtain boot floppies of FreeDOS from.
    3232SerDrive will use the first available COM port by default, at a speed of 9600 baud (which is reliable, but relatively slow, you will likely want to increase this for continued use).
    3333
    34 3. Boot the client computer.  During drive detection, hold down the Alt key, and at the end of drive detection, the BIOS will display "Serial Master on COM Detect".  The BIOS will now scan the available COM ports on the client, looking for a server.
     34# * Boot the client computer.  During drive detection, hold down the Alt key, and at the end of drive detection, the BIOS will display "Serial Master on COM Detect". *  The BIOS will now scan the available COM ports on the client (COM 1-7), looking for a server.
    3535
    3636If a server is found, the floppy and/or hard disk emulated will appear in the boot menu for the BIOS.  You can now proceed as normal.
     
    4848= SerDrive Command Line Arguments =
    4949
    50 Usage: SerDrive [options] imagefile [[slave-options] slave-imagefile]
     50* Usage: SerDrive [options] imagefile [[slave-options] slave-imagefile] *
    5151
    52 == -g [cyl:head:sect] ==
     52* -g [cyl:head:sect] *
     53
    5354Geometry in cylinders, sectors per cylinder, and heads.  -g also implies CHS addressing mode (default is LBA28).
    5455
    55 == -n [megabytes] ==   
     56* -n [megabytes] *
     57
    5658Create new disk with given size or use -g geometry.  Maximum size is 137438 MB (the LBA28 size limit).  Floppy images can also be created, such as "360K".  Default disk size is 32 MB disk, with a CHS geometry 65:16:63.
    5759
    58 == -p [pipename] ==
     60* -p [pipename] *
     61
    5962Named Pipe mode for emulators.  Pipe name must begin with "\\", default is "\\.\pipe\xtide".
    6063
    61 == -c COMPortNumber ==
     64*-c COMPortNumber *
     65
    6266COM Port to use (default is first found).  The usage message will also list the available COM ports on this system.
    6367
    64 == -b BaudRate ==
     68* -b BaudRate *
     69
    6570Baud rate to use on the COM port.  If the client machine has a hardware rate multipler (for high speed operation), then that will impact this setting:
    6671
     
    7277And for completeness, 76.8K and 153.6K can also be set.  The default baud rate is 9600 (115.2K when used in named pipe mode)
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    74 == -t ==
     79* -t *
     80
    7581Disable timeout, useful for long delays when debugging.
    7682
    77 == -r ==
     83* -r *
     84
    7885Treat the disk as a Read Only disk, SerDrive will not allow writes.
    7986
    80 == -v [level] ==
     87* -v [level] *
     88
    8189Reporting level 1-6, with increasing information as the number increases.  This switch can be very useful for seeing the secot-by-secotr traffic between the PC and the hard disk.
    8290
    83 == Image File ==
     91* ImageFile *
     92
    8493Finally, the image file name appears. Up to two image files can be used, each with their own settings for many of the switches above.
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