[Rpcemu] Disc not understood

Peter van der Vos peterthuis at kitt.nl
Sun Jan 20 23:21:45 PST 2013

Op 21 jan. 2013, om 00:24 heeft george greenfield <george.greenfield at tiscali.co.uk> het volgende geschreven:

> In message <AFF35C77-DBA3-4C49-AB3C-CE4571362E0C at kitt.nl>
>          Peter van der Vos <peterthuis at kitt.nl> wrote:
>> Op 20 jan. 2013, om 11:35 heeft george greenfield
>> <george.greenfield at tiscali.co.uk> het volgende geschreven:
>>> In message <5310ebf1d4bob at mightyoak.org.uk>
>>>         Bob Latham <bob at mightyoak.org.uk> wrote:
>>>> In article <20130118200238.4D7BE20353 at orac.inputplus.co.uk>,
>>>>  Ralph Corderoy <ralph at inputplus.co.uk> wrote:
>>> [snip]
>>>> The hard disc image (long file names) was downloaded from
>>>> http://www.marutan.net/rpcemu/ unpacked, and placed at
>>>> Program files\RPCEmu.
>>>> Using *status, I can see that idediscs is set to 1.
>>>> I have not tried to format the disc.
>>>> The disc from above says it is 262,080K bytes. The disc I used a couple of
>>>> years back is 262,081KB. I've tied both and neither work.
>>> You could try downloading the 1GB disk image. Based on over a year's
>>> experience with RPCEmu on a W7/64 PC, I'd question the usefulness of
>>> an HD4 limited to 256MB; my current !Boot is 447Mb on its own,
>>> including ScrapDirs and MPro spools….
>> I would recommend to download a small HD4 and put the rest on a HostFS
>> disc. This way communication with other machines is a lot simpler.
> I do put as much as possible in HostFS, but my point was (and is), if 
> you use an email client such as Messenger, and do a lot of graphics 
> (as I do), it is very easy to exceed 256MB after a short while, simply 
> due to the enlargement of directories in !Boot.Resources.

With older versions of the RPCEmu I had a lot of trouble with corrupt HD images. When I got it all working I made a backup of HD4 so I wanted to keep the size as small as possible. My !Boot is only 5 MB so for my 256 MB is big enough. But YMMV.

NB. Sorry for the top post in the other post

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