Emulation files must all agree on start time

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cro memcos

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May 13, 2021, 7:15:38 PMMay 13
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Can you explain what this error message means.

The way I generate is

a) take an extracted data file and convert it to an emulator file

b) start Cromemco system with 2 disks, this emulator file is the 2nd file

c) startup fails as per error message.   But what does it mean?


# command to convert data file to emulator
/cromemco/mfm/ext2emu --format Cromemco --quiet 0 -c 50 -h 8 -e /cromemco/disk/D47.C50.H08.transfer.data  -m /cromemco/disk/D47.C50.H08.transfer.newhdd


# startup fails like this

./mfm_emu --version --quiet 0 --drive 1,2 --file /cromemco/disk/D45NEW.C1536.H16.master.hdd,/cromemco/disk/D47.C50.H08.transfer.newhdd
Board revision B detected
Version 2.34
Drive 0 num cyl 1536 num head 16 track len 20836
PRU clock 200000000
Drive 1 num cyl 50 num head 8 track len 20836
PRU clock 200000000
Emulation files must all agree on start time




David Gesswein

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May 13, 2021, 9:14:27 PMMay 13
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On Thu, May 13, 2021 at 04:15:38PM -0700, cro memcos wrote:
> Can you explain what this error message means.
>
> The way I generate is
>
> a) take an extracted data file and convert it to an emulator file
>
> b) start Cromemco system with 2 disks, this emulator file is the 2nd file
>
> c) startup fails as per error message. But what does it mean?
>

Clarified message in code. It is referring to --begin_time parameter
of file. I also made the initial message print out the value. If you
are --initializing you need to specify the --begin_time of the other file.

I also added --fill to mfm_emu to set fill for --initialize

Code updated online.
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