[Coco] NitrOS-9 newbie needs some help (Final)
bdevries at gil.com.au
Thu Aug 12 19:27:21 EDT 2004
> Maybe Bob Devries (who lives near me)
Hehe, Bob Devries *USED* to live near you. Actually, I moved to Dalby, 200km
west of you, a couple of weeks ago.
When I get my coco set up again (soon), I'll try that to see if it works.
Regards, Bob Devries. Dalby, Queensland, Australia.
Faith isn't faith until it's all you're holding on to.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nickolas Marentes" <nick at launch.net.au>
To: <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 6:22 AM
Subject: [Coco] NitrOS-9 newbie needs some help (Final)
> Boisy Wrote...
> I think we've exhausted all possible avenues of exploration here. My
> conclusion is that it is a timing issue in the SS.WTrk code of rb1773
> that seems to appear on your 6309-ized CoCo 3, and is somewhat dampened
> by the presence of a Multi-Pak.
> We could do a lot of back and forth in trying to solve this, but for
> now I think I will make some notes about this, and try to address this
> for the next release of NitrOS-9.
> The current workaround for you seems to be working in NitrOS-9/6809
> Level 2 to do your formatting. It's not the optimal solution, but it
> Nick Replies...
> I agree. I believe this is a good explanation for now. I guess the only
> question that remains is whether the 6309 version of NitrOS-9 fails under
> all PAL based CoCo3's and not just mine. can give it a try for us with a
> If it fails on his also, it may be worthwhile to correct the timing issue
> 6309 NitrOS-9 so that it is compatible with all CoCo3's world wide.
> If it's isolated to mine then bad luck on me. Like you said, I can always
> format disks under 6809 NitrOS-9.
> Besides, I've made the decision that I won't go any further with OS-9
> I get a hard drive going or at least get Cloud 9's DriveCable product
> is my current preferred). Can you tell me if the DriveCable server acts as
> hard drive or as "virtual floppy drives"? For example, can I setup a 5 Mb
> "hard drive" using the DriveCable? I understand that it will run at floppy
> disk speeds but that is ok with me.
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