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Operating System Equinox 61 (060700e61.zip)

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UPDATE SPECIFICATIONS
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Musical instrument:
GEM EQUINOX 61

Update date:
06/07/2000

Zipped File Name:
060700e61.zip

Generated Files and size:
EQUINOX.LZ5 (1094KB)

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UPDATE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
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To update the Operating System, proceed as follows:

Extract Equinox.lz5 file to root of formatted disk and then restart Equinox with floppy in drive.

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A. SAVE USER PROGRAMMED DATA TO DISK

Updating the Instrument’s Operating System cancels all User Programmed Data present in RAM. Be sure to save all User Programmed Data to Disk before proceeding (see SAVE ALL procedure in the Disk Chapter of the owner’s manual).

This operation will NOT cancel the Flash Memory area !

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B. CREATE A NEW BOOT DISK

To create a New Boot Disk, proceed as follows:

1. Decompress the received compressed file (see Upgrade Specifications: Zip File Name) in a directory (or folder) in your computer

To extract the files contained in the ZIP file you can use:
– Windows : WinZip [http://www.winzip.com/]
– MS-DOS : PKUNZIP [http://www.pkware.com/]
– Macintosh: ZipIt [http://www.awa.com/softlock/zipit/]

2. Check that the file is decompressed without errors and that the size of the generated file is exactly the same as reported in the Upgrade Specifications (Generated File Size).

3. Format a new 3.5 floppy disk in DOS format (1,44 MB).

4. Copy the decompressed file (see Upgrade Specifications: Generated File Name) into the formatted disk.

5. Write the date, (see Upgrade Specifications: Upgrade Date) on the disk’s label.

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C. UPDATE THE OPERATING SYSTEM

To load the Operating System contained in the New Boot Disk:

1. Turn Off the instrument.

2. Insert the New Boot Disk in the drive.

3. Turn On the instrument.

4. When you see the message “Loading OS-DISK clears all memory!! – Enter to load, Escape to abort”, press ENTER to start the Operating System update.

5. Wait while the Operating System is being loaded, (it takes about 5 minutes).

6. When the message “Loading successful!! – Enter to continue” is displayed press ENTER.

7. Remember to extract the Boot Disk and store it in a safe place.

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