[NTLK] NewtonTalk Digest, Vol 31, Issue 9

John Gamble johnny_gamble at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 18 22:31:04 EDT 2016


Thanks for the advice.

I've ordered a PCMCIA to Compact Flash adaptor (and a 4GB compact flash card). I'll report back once I've tested it out.

Question... what is the best backup method for Newton memory cards? Also, is there a way in which I can keep a stable clone of an image for backup purposes, or is this problematic given the 'file system' used?

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>   1. Re: Does PCMCIA to compact flash work with a Newton? (NewtonTalk)
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>      (Morgan Aldridge)
>   3. OT: Wanted - Apple iie parts (Ross Deihm)
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> Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2016 21:26:55 +0200
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> Subject: Re: [NTLK] Does PCMCIA to compact flash work with a Newton?
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>>> Do any PCMCIA to compact flash adaptors work out of the box with a Newton
> 2100?
>>> If so, what is the maximum memory that a Newton can recognise?
> 
>> You can use eny adapter, but you need instal ATA Support software before: 
>> http://www.kallisys.com/files/newton/ATA/
> 
> Be aware that to the best of my knowledge ATA support was, due to the
> nonexistence of reliable technical documentation of the Newton hardware and
> the Newton OS, still a tad flaky when Paul stopped working on it. If I were
> you, I would make frequent backups to standard PC cards unless the data you
> intend to put on the ATA card isn't all that important.
> 
> Frank
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> -- Newton software and hardware at http://www.pda-soft.de
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> Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2016 18:58:10 -0400
> From: Morgan Aldridge <morgant at makkintosshu.com>
> To: "newtontalk at newtontalk.net" <newtontalk at newtontalk.net>
> Subject: Re: [NTLK] Does PCMCIA to compact flash work with a Newton?
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> On Sunday, July 17, 2016, NewtonTalk <newtontalk at pda-soft.de> wrote:
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>>>> Do any PCMCIA to compact flash adaptors work out of the box with a
>> Newton
>> 2100?
>>>> If so, what is the maximum memory that a Newton can recognise?
>> 
>>> You can use eny adapter, but you need instal ATA Support software before:
>>> http://www.kallisys.com/files/newton/ATA/
>> 
>> Be aware that to the best of my knowledge ATA support was, due to the
>> nonexistence of reliable technical documentation of the Newton hardware and
>> the Newton OS, still a tad flaky when Paul stopped working on it. If I were
>> you, I would make frequent backups to standard PC cards unless the data you
>> intend to put on the ATA card isn't all that important.
> 
> It is pretty stable, I use it with a 32MB and 1GB CF cards, myself. It's
> slower and uses more battery power, and the major functionality that is
> missing is backup (I'm not sure if y can use SBM Utils to back them up, or
> not). I only keep large, unimportant data on mine, like books, music, and
> such which I have copies of elsewhere.
> 
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> Morgan
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> Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 10:20:24 -0400
> From: Ross Deihm <adventuresindining at gmail.com>
> To: newtontalk <newtontalk at newtontalk.net>
> Subject: [NTLK] OT: Wanted - Apple iie parts
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> Just exhausting all my sources here. I'm restoring an Apple 2e and am
> looking for a backspace key. This is the later revision (86) that had
> the reset button on right hand side the larger backspace button. If
> anyone has one they can part with for a reasonable price, I would be
> most shocked and appreciated.
> 
> Mice and Joysticks are always on the list too, but I may not be able
> to afford those!
> 
> Thanks. Email me off list.
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