I am unable to use SymbOS

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By foody

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23-09-2021, 06:15

I just finally today got the mouse working on my MSX2 but I have an issue. No matter what I do, no matter what icons I doube click, right click mouse button, go to start menu and select any item from the menu I keep getting error code 02. I have attached couple of screenshots to show you my issue:

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By enribar

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23-09-2021, 08:25

Wrong installation, repeat all steps paying attention to the drive selection and boot options.

By foody

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23-09-2021, 08:45

K. I am using MegaFlash SCC+SD. SymbOS is placed inside a folder called SymbOS. if I want to install it correctly, how do I it correctly? What are the steps I need to do that is correctly?

By enribar

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23-09-2021, 11:55

A good starting point is here: https://youtu.be/B62k7iKK2rU

By AxelStone

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23-09-2021, 16:35

Did you simply copy the files or executed the installer? Is quite simple, just follow the steps and as @enribar says, pay atention to the boot drive selected.

By foody

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23-09-2021, 19:13

It works perfectly. I have downloaded all the apps in symbos website...are there a special site for new indi applications for symboO I can bookmark?

By edoz

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23-09-2021, 20:37

foody wrote:

It works perfectly. I have downloaded all the apps in symbos website...are there a special site for new indi applications for symboO I can bookmark?

Hi Foody! Good that you where able to use it in a proper way. If you need any help, just post it here.
I collected some apps/backgrounds/fonts/beta stuff for you here:

Some SymbOS stuff here Some apps are more recent that from the symbos website.

By foody

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24-09-2021, 01:12

Thank you sir alot!! IN the future where would I go for any new future apps or games? Had SymboOS allowed me to launch ROMs up to 4 MB I would have made this permenant over MM or SofaRun. It would have been autobooted the second I powered my MSX. Sadly it is max to 48 KB. But still...48KB is not bad.

By edoz

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24-09-2021, 08:33

foody wrote:

Thank you sir alot!! IN the future where would I go for any new future apps or games? Had SymboOS allowed me to launch ROMs up to 4 MB I would have made this permenant over MM or SofaRun. It would have been autobooted the second I powered my MSX. Sadly it is max to 48 KB. But still...48KB is not bad.

Because symbOS is an operating system once it booted it doesn't know anything anymore about the MSX ROMS and internals.
So going back from symbOS to MSX BIOS, DOS/BASIC does require a restart of the MSX. This is what the ROM loader does but it has it's limits because of that. SymbOS is limited in that way and does not have that many applications available, but it is growing slowly Wink Better is to use SofaRun to run nice games Tongue

By AxelStone

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24-09-2021, 11:23

edoz wrote:

SymbOS is limited in that way and does not have that many applications available, but it is growing slowly Wink

For this reason is good any user and dev interested in using SymbOS, so it can set a good base of users Smile. I agree, it's growing slowly, each time more people ask for SymbOS.

By foody

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24-09-2021, 18:55

How to develop for symboos inside OS? Like I open a programming language like visual studio inside symboos and compile it and make symboos executable app. Is they possible and what is it called? Big smile

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