[na-user] CVB question

k8cc k8cc <k8cc@mediaone.net>
Mon, 16 Oct 2000 22:30:33 -0400


I discussed this with CVB author WB8VMN (the other half of DATOM) and he 
has no specific answer - only that it is not specifically designed to work 
with a FAT32 drive and has not been tested as such.


At 06:44 AM 10/16/00 -0500, Scott Dickson, W5WZ wrote:

>Here's another curious happening at W5WZ.
>I normally run CVB and NA under Windows 98, and have been able to use the 
>features that I want to use.  The recent question about com ports and IRQs 
>got me to thinking about other "funnies" that I've run across.
>If I boot to DOS, loading only the necessary drives for the SoundBlaster, 
>then try to run CVB, something really unexpected happens.
>Upon typing CVB and pressing enter, the normal CVB messages indicate that 
>the program loaded successfully.  But, the prompt never returns.  If I 
>then press any key, a DOS type message appears:
>General Drive Error
>Abort, Retry, Fail, or Ignore
>Selecting Abort or Fail will return a prompt.  Any other selection has no 
>Any ideas?  The only thing I can think of is that my hard disk uses FAT32 
>for the file system.
>Again, everything works fine running in a DOS window under Win98.  Under 
>Win98, my configuration is:
>COM 1 - CW keying or CVB interface
>COM 2 - Rig control or RTTY via Kam+
>LPT1 - If Com 1=CVB, then CW keying.
>My desire to to get this computer set up to work in a pure DOS 
>environment, with 4 com ports and 2 printer ports so that I don't have to 
>swap cables around depending on the type of contest.
>--Scott, W5WZ
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