New to my Apple iie, stumped on ADTpro

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New to my Apple iie, stumped on ADTpro

Hello.

 

I've been working on my Apple iie, and I'm stuck on the transferring a disk part of ADTpro. I get the ADTpro PORSOS and serial transfer, it's all good there. I'm getting the Host Timeout error when I try to hit enter at the file name prompt to show the list of disks in my directory on the windows laptop.  

im using the Apple Super Serial card in slot 2, dip switches are set up like the diagram on the website.  The cables are the db25 to db9 adaptor, and then the usb to serial adaptor. It's the one that is listed at retro floppy. It's the straight cable arrangement.  The host is a windows 10 laptop, Asus K50IJ, usb 2.0 port.  

the Apple iie also has the 80 column card, and a mouse card installed. It has a light on it that says enhanced that glows and it passes the kernel ok message when you do that self diagnostic.  Two disk drives, both work. And a brand new box of disks.  It has the color monitor if that matters. The serial card used to be in the other slot 1 and set up for the Image Writer printer. That works too.

 

 

 Thanks for the help.  

 

danny

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Just a thought, as i know nothing about this setup (had to google it), but doesnt win10 see it as a security risk? Might be easier to first test it on an old os that hasnt got a load of protections?

 

So from what i understand, you want to load virtual disks, from the win10 to the apple2 and the apple gives a host timeout? So do you get anything on the apple from the win machine?

Not that i can help you probably, but may clear things up for someone that can.

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I've been working on my Apple

I've been working on my Apple iie, and I'm stuck on the transferring a disk part of ADTpro. I get the ADTpro PORSOS and serial transfer, it's all good there. I'm getting the Host Timeout error when I try to hit enter at the file name prompt to show the list of disks in my directory on the windows laptop.  

im using the Apple Super Serial card in slot 2, dip switches are set up like the diagram on the website.  The cables are the db25 to db9 adaptor, and then the usb to serial adaptor. It's the one that is listed at retro floppy. It's the straight cable arrangement.  The host is a windows 10 laptop, Asus K50IJ, usb 2.0 port.  

 

 

First, make sure that you are running ADTPro 2.1.0.  On the host side.  The older versions are incompatible with Windows 10.

 

Next make sure that your selection block on the Super Serial Card has the arrow pointed at "Terminal".

 

My acid test for ADTPro communications fucntionality is to turn on the Apple II with no disk in the drive, press control-reset to reach the ] prompt and attempt to perform a bootstrap over the serial cable.

So type the following commands:

IN#2 [return]

Press: ctrl-A  ->> you should see the prompt "Apple SSC:"

type: 14B [RETURN]  ->> you should return to the ] prompt

 

On the host (Win 10) side, select "serial" then use the pull down menu to select "Speediboot"

 

If your connections are correct you should see a bunch of machine language code scroll by, followed by a handshake routine between the Apple II and the Windows PC and it will load ADTPro over the serial connection. 

If this works then your serial connection is good.

(Incidentally, now you should transfer a fresh copy of ADTPro 2.1.0 from the PC to a floppy disk.)

 

If there's nothing happening on the screen of the Apple II when you start Speediboot then you need to check you serial connections, maybe your USB-to-serial adapter (make sure it's an FTDI type) driver or other serial communications issue.

 

 

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I also use Windows 10. I had to change the default baud rate. Reduce your baud rate, and restart ADTpro on your Apple. Keep trying this until it connects.

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Run as Administrator

I endedup having to run it as an Administrator. I think, from memory, the process was run an Administrator Command Prompt and then run the Batch file from there.

 

Cheers!

 

Chesh

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CheshireNoir wrote:

I endedup having to run it as an Administrator. I think, from memory, the process was run an Administrator Command Prompt and then run the Batch file from there.

 

 

You shouldn't have to do run it as an administrator.

ADTPro in Win 10 should run by double-clicking the icon or the .bat file from its folder. 

 

Nor should you have to reduce the default baud rates.  If the interrupts DIP switch is correctly set on the Super Serial Card then ADTPro can bootstrap at 9600 Baud reliably (if there are errors you can increase the "pacing (interval)" parameter to 200 from 150.  

Afterwards, image transfers can go at the default speed of 115,200 baud.

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YMMV

I found I could only run it as described :-)]

It did, however, run fine at the full 115,200 speed.

Cheers!

 

Chesh

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