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Until I find what wrong with your images...
Can you try my image?

I have tried your SD card and it works. HxC can mount disks fine and they are mounted in basic when I pres F1 :lol: Same SD card etc.

I then copied the image I sent you yesterday back to the SD card and replaced my HXCSDFE.CFG with the one from your card and now everything works. Apparently there is something different between the two. But what it is ....

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Great news! :ds_icon_cheesygrin:

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Solved! :ds_icon_cheesygrin:

At the HxC Floppy emulator settings remove the "enable auto boot mode" setting.
If it is enable then it is switch to Slot mode, and don't use the selected filenames which saved to the CFG file. And it is forgot the last mounted file when exit from direct mode or power off/on, or remove/insert SD Card.

This setting stored at 0x0016 byte in the CFG file, 00 normal mode, 01 slot mode.

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Solved! :ds_icon_cheesygrin:

At the HxC Floppy emulator settings remove the "enable auto boot mode" setting.
If it is enable then it is switch to Slot mode, and don't use the selected filenames which saved to the CFG file. And it is forgot the last mounted file when exit from direct mode or power off/on, or remove/insert SD Card.

This setting stored at 0x0016 byte in the CFG file, 00 normal mode, 01 slot mode.

Cool :ds_icon_cheesygrin: Way to go!!

A bit strange/surprising, thou: If you look at the Emulator Manager programs for Amstrad, Amiga, ST then they all have "Enable auto boot mode" checked.

But thank you none the less for solving it :smt041
« Last Edit: 2018.August.08. 17:31:35 by John Fante »

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Re: HxC manager - garbled boot screen - do I have the right HXCSDFE.CFG
« Reply #19 on: 2018.September.30. 20:18:38 »
A little extra info to this. Maybe others can confirm?

I think that the latest version of the HxC floppy emulator software (2.1.11.1) makes changes in/corrupts the CFG-file in a way that causes this problem.

If I make a change in the CFG file via the floppy emulator software (for instance tell it to forget the last loaded floppy between boots) to the CFG-file from ZoZo that works then HXC manager stops beeing able to mount disk. The problem persists if I revert the change so the file should be exactly the same.

If I replace the CFG file with the one from ZoZo that works then everything works again - even thou the settings are exactly the same in the HxC emulator software.

Can anybody else confirms this? If so I will make a bug report to the HxC guys. :-)

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Re: HxC manager - garbled boot screen - do I have the right HXCSDFE.CFG
« Reply #20 on: 2018.October.21. 07:18:42 »
I reported this as a bug in the Floppy Selector Software (that creates the cfg-files) at the HxC forum but they do not thing it is related to the Selector software.

Instead they asked a question regarding the HxC-manager program that maybe @ZoZo can answer?

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"Anyway i also see that the cfg files are not in "autoboot" mode ? Is it something normal with this selector software ? The HxC selectors use the slot/autoboot mode to program the images selections."

The original discussion is here:

http://torlus.com/floppy/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3454&p=19152#p19152

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Re: HxC manager - garbled boot screen - do I have the right HXCSDFE.CFG
« Reply #21 on: 2018.October.21. 11:06:35 »
Yes, it is no autoboot mode selected.
As I wrote it previously :-)

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