Re (2): [Oberon] OFS directory-format documented ?

Treutwein Bernhard Bernhard.Treutwein at Verwaltung.Uni-Muenchen.DE
Fri Nov 30 13:51:13 MET 2007


not very long ago I bought two twin CF-Card to 
IDE adapters each for about 10 EUR including
shipping & handling from Honkong to Germany
via Ebay. Although they say that they ship to
the European Community, but I guess that they 
may ship also to South-Africa, so you could 
try it. This is a 5-Pack of Dual CF-IDE 

Interestingly the offer is identical in UK (just for fun I
changed .de ->

	Bernhard Treutwein, IuK, Ref. III A 3
	Bernhard.Treutwein(at)verwaltung uni-muenchen de

> -----Original Message-----
> From: PETER EASTHOPE [mailto:peasthope at] 
> Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2007 6:33 PM
> To: oberon at
> Subject: Re (2): [Oberon] OFS directory-format documented ?
> Chris,
> cg> So flash cards are much better the fd0,
> Infinitely better in the sense that a CF can 
> replace a fixed disk as primary working storage.
> cg> ... but still not as reliable as IDE ?
> I've had two failures in about two years of use.
> In both cases the CF could be reformatted;  
> then continued to operate with no problem.
> cg> I couldn't buy IDE-to-flash-card-adaptors here,
> You don't need to buy the adapter and make the 
> parts to mount it as I did.  At least one company 
> sells adapters ready to install.  You can have 
> them sent by mail?
> Of course, most view this arrangement as obsolete.  
> With Aos you can connect USB flash storage.  Still, 
> CF is faster according to my test.
> Desktops.OpenDoc
> cg> I still use fd0 to move stuff between boxes 3m apart.
> What happened to Ethernet and FTP?
> Regards,          ... Peter E.

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