Sgroup -- FAQ -- Frequently Asked Questions
It has been suggested that we need a FAQ.
I don't have time to think one up and research all the answers,
but I'll add anything anyone sends me.
- Q: Where can I find copies of manuals, schematics, etc.?
A: See the page of
links to available documentation.
Operation Systems and Utilities
Hardware -- Drives and Expansions
- Q: Harold Everton Jr. asked: "My friend has an 18GB hard Drive
that he wants to use with his Roland S760. Will he be stuck with a
600MB formatted drive, or can he partition it so he can access the
drive in 600MB chunks?"
A: To which Bernie Maier replied:
"He will be stuck with a single 600MB
formatted drive. He cannot partition it to access it in chunks."
and pointed out that, computationally speaking, these are old, slow,
small, unsophisticated devices.
Q: Can I use a standard PC mouse with a Roland sampler?
A: The Roland sampler's mouse uses different wiring to both the
PS/2 mouse and serial mouse common on PCs. The Roland sampler's
mouse is a standard MSX computer mouse. More detailed information
on this topic, along some how to convert signals from the Atari mouse
and the Amiga mouse is available at:
and information on a
converter to aloow the use of a PS/2 mouse is at:
Details (apparently in Portuguese) on converting PS/2 mouse signals
to MSX are at:
See also the following files in the sgroup archive:
From Bernie Maier
Q: What CD-ROM drives work with Roland samplers?
A: I don't know.
But sgroup member Jyrki says the Sony CDU-8012 works with his S550:
"s550 sees it as cd-5, and it reads cdr disks.
2 years of search is over.
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