Getting Started Guide • 10/2000
Be aware that most CompactFlash cards have a tiny lip on their bottom edge that will put up a fight with the edge of the board at the end of the insertion if you apply even a slight downward force while pushing. You can counter this with a slight upward pull and the card will slide fully inside the header.
5. Apply power to the TT8 and it should sign on just as in the first step. This indicates that installing the CF8 has not done anything to interfere with the TT8’s operation. You won’t be able to do anything interesting with the Persistor until you install the PicoDOS8 software as described in the following steps.
Installing the PicoDOS8 Software into your PC
Note: In the following instructions, several files will be specified that will have names containing the string ###. When you go looking for those files on your PC, you’ll need to mentally replace the ### with three digits representing the version number of the software which will be something like 150.
For example, when the instructions specify 8PICO###Setup.exe, you’ll look on your PC for something that begins with 8PICO, has three digits, and ends with Setup.exe. If this is a first-time installation, there will likely be only one filename that even comes close. If this is an update installation, you may find several close matches - and in almost every case, you’ll be wanting the one with highest numeric value, representing the latest release. If the latest release was 1.50, you’d see 150 as the three digit string, with 8PICO###Setup.exe meaning you want 8PICO150Setup.exe, and 8PICO###.AHX meaning you want 8PICO150.AHX.
1. Have ready the PicoDOS8 installer program named 8PICO###Setup.exe (see the earlier “###” note). This software comes on a floppy disk or CD with your Persistor and the latest version is always available from our web site at www.persistor.com using one of the download links on the web page for the Persistor CF8V2.
2. From Windows, run the installer program 8PICO###Setup.exe and follow the prompts. If you accept the default installation directory of C:\TT8\ (highly recommended) you will end up with a directory mapping similar to the abbreviated version shown below:
INCLUDE\ <merges with TT8 headers>
8PICO###.AHX <used in next step>
<various other PDF and HTML>