I received Carnivore 2

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By foody

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13-01-2022, 00:01

Hello,

I have received Carnivore 2 and I don't know how to install the CF to make it work and enter the Carnivore 2 famous menu and be able to access ROMs or Disks and flash them? All I get is it enters BASIC screen all the time

What do I need to make Carnivore 2 work 100% without any difficulties. Thanks in advance.

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By djh1697

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13-01-2022, 00:25

To start with, you need to format the CF card, use
call"fdisk"
Then you need to copy Nextor files to the card.

You can use your MSX formatted card in a PC to copy files, I would suggest using Sofarun.
The disk images would need to be converted to .ROM files as far as I remember, however, if you boot up with no CF card installed, you should get the basic C2 screen, with the simple Basic+IDE+FMPAC+SCC startup option.

Did you buy your card new?

By djh1697

Paragon (1680)

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13-01-2022, 00:25

To start with, you need to format the CF card, use
call"fdisk"
Then you need to copy Nextor files to the card.

You can use your MSX formatted card in a PC to copy files, I would suggest using Sofarun.
The disk images would need to be converted to .ROM files as far as I remember, however, if you boot up with no CF card installed, you should get the basic C2 screen, with the simple Basic+IDE+FMPAC+SCC startup option.

Did you buy your card new?

By gdx

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13-01-2022, 01:33

The tipo is CALL FDISK (without quotes)

By foody

Champion (459)

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13-01-2022, 02:46

ok...then it only works with ROM? That is fine with me. I will do that.

I will use call fdisk and format the sucker and parition it..then transfer certain ROM games in there. Hopefully it will work. If I partition it and format it, will I be greeted with the famous carnivore 2 menu screen?

By foody

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13-01-2022, 04:29

I wish I could buy the card new but damn 8bit store it is always out of stock, out of stock, out of stock, out of stock, out of stock, I am dying of old age and it is out of stock. So I bought it from eBay. LOVE THE FLASHING LED THOUGH that is hot!!

By Manuel

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13-01-2022, 07:42

Can you post a video on what happens when you boot?

By foody

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13-01-2022, 19:33

I enter right into basic. I have the CF format it and partitioned as 16 MB from inside MSX itself and not even Windows
I toke the CF and extracted sofarun into the CF, then put it back into carnivore 2. As soon as I restart the MSX it finds the hard drive but goes right into BASIC and refuses to run SofaRUN.

By foody

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13-01-2022, 19:38

By Wierzbowsky

Guardian (3527)

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13-01-2022, 19:48

This is an ancient Boot Menu. Whom did you buy the cartridge from?

Please read the user's manuel on how to make your Carnivore2 useful:
https://sysadminmosaic.ru/en/msx/carnivore2/carnivore2

By foody

Champion (459)

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13-01-2022, 20:17

i downloaded the latest firmware and placed it in root but don't know how to flash it the firmware into carnivore 2

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