[Coco] NitrOS-9 newbie needs some help
Boisy G. Pitre
boisy at boisypitre.com
Tue Aug 10 08:00:10 EDT 2004
On Aug 10, 2004, at 2:22 AM, Nickolas Marentes wrote:
> I've run the modified for 50Hz version of NitrOS-9 that Boisy sent me
> and it
> didn't change any of the problems I am experiencing. It does mean I
> have to keep reaching for the vertical hold on my monitor to stop it
> when switching to 60Hz.
It's a small but slight improvement. Subsequent releases will have the
50Hz images available for European and Australian users.
> I plugged in my multi-pak (that thing takes all the elegence out of the
> CoCo! It's so kludgy looking, especially when loaded up with
> and I plugged in my FD502 controller which is giving me near 100%
> failures and found that formatting problems ALMOST all dissappeared.
> still not perfect but it shows that the problem must be some "bus
> or "edge triggering" problem.
That's interesting. The multi-pak does provide power to the cartridge
through its own power supply, but I don't know why that would make a
difference in its behavior.
> What I would like is an internal IDE connector. Does anyone have one of
> these available for sale?
I presume you mean having an internal IDE interface? The closes thing
would be to get the SuperIDE and fold it inside of the computer
somehow, using a small piece of ribbon cable. I believe Bob Emery has
done something similar with a 3.5" disk drive.
> Is there some sort of bus buffer that would allow me to keep the
> interface out of site or better still, mount the innards in a box
> along with
> floppy drives and placed under the monitor (ala TRS-80 model 1
Cloud-9's Pro-Tector+ would definitely help in that it boosts bus
signals going out of the cartridge port, and would help in a ribbon
cable extended environment. Just send an email to mark at cloud9tech.com
with the products that you are interested in, and he'll send you out a
quote via email.
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