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ShawJohn
12-14-2011, 05:58 PM
Guten Tag!

I don't speak German so please excuse the English post...

I have a 2008 Chevalier QP2040-L with a Siemens 810D Powerline Panel.

Versions as follows:
Shopmill 06.04.12.00,
PCU20,
Caldera DOS 7.03,
6FC5450-GAY03-5AH0,
System 06.05.37-CCU3E

Can I add the facility to load/run programs from USB by plugging in a driverless Floppy emulator device which uses SDHC memory?
These are what I have in mind http://hxc2001.free.fr/floppy_drive_emulator/

I have opened the access hole on the side of the control panel and there is an unused Floppy Drive socket waiting to be used. It seems that all I need to do now is find the floppy power connector inside the panel. I know driverless is easiest to do as doesn't involve writing custom drivers. I don't know if this will work on Caldera DOS though. Has anyone done this before?

Also, how difficult is it to update shopmill/hmi software & cycles to latest releases? Can a programmer achieve this or does it require a Siemens/Chevalier Technician?


Any help appreciated,

John

ShawJohn
12-14-2011, 07:58 PM
Or would one of these work...


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-5-USB-SSD-Flop...=item415da3cdfb (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-5-USB-SSD-Floppy-Drive-Emulator-Roland-E100-Korg-/280743890427?pt=UK_Computing_LaptopAccessories_LaptopDrives&hash=item415da3cdfb)