[Coco] NitrOS-9 newbie needs some help
kevdig at hypersurf.com
Tue Aug 10 14:04:38 EDT 2004
I agree. The cases for the latter models (not the uni) are rather
sleek looking. That multi-thing makes it quite non-pretty. Kinda like
an F-16 looks like when the Air Force hangs all their toys under it.
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 don't
> have to keep reaching for the vertical hold on my monitor to stop it rolling
> when switching to 60Hz.
> 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 cartridges!)
> and I plugged in my FD502 controller which is giving me near 100% format
> failures and found that formatting problems ALMOST all dissappeared. It's
> still not perfect but it shows that the problem must be some "bus loading"
> or "edge triggering" problem.
> I am beginning to feel that a hard drive is a must have to do anything
> serious with OS-9.
> What I would like is an internal IDE connector. Does anyone have one of
> these available for sale?
> Is there some sort of bus buffer that would allow me to keep the Multi-crap
> 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 expansion
> Why do I hate the Multi-crap interface so much?
> 1) I have the tandy monitor platform and with the multi-crap, I can't slide
> the CoCo under it to save deskspace.
> 2) Because my dual floppy drives are on the right of my monitor and up on
> the platform, with the floppy cart in I can't access the drives without
> bumping the controller.
> 3) It makes the CoCo3 look very much like a prototype and incomplete
> computer (still under development). Everyone who sees it laughs.
> 4) It gets in the way while I'm typing, I keep bumping the carts with my
> right hand.
> 5) It blew my 6809 a few years back so now I don't trust it.
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