[Coco] I finally got Nitros 3.2.4 to work!
mmarlett at isd.net
Wed Aug 25 05:16:13 EDT 2004
At 8/24/2004 10:46 PM -0600, you wrote:
Cloud-9 Lab North sent you the disks and they were verified here before I
sent them. Sounds like you have hardware issues.
Use the scripts in the Nitros9/ver0302xx/scripts directory. They show
exactly what is going on and prompt you on how to create a disk.
>Well, I finally succeeded in booting up NitrOS9 3.2.4 to boot up on my
>Coco. Thank you Boisy and everyone else for your suggestions and comments
>over the last few months.
>I never did succeed in creating a 40-track double-sided boot disk with
>the .dsk images downloaded from the NitrOS-9 site. Boisy mailed me a boot
>disk on a 40-track double-sided 5 1-4" floppy and that didn't work
>either. I think something in my setup was preventing my Coco from reading
>40-track double-sided disks. That's still a mystery to me. Then soon
>after that I came upon the idea of using Drivewire to access a NitrOS-9
>3.2.4 disk image! I connected the Drivewire cable between my Coco and my
>PC, created a new boot disk including the Drivewire driver and
>descriptors, and attached the NitrOS-9 3.2.4 disk image to the PC
>Drivewire server. I then rebooted the Coco and sure enough, the Coco
>could read the disk image using Drivewire! I then transferred the entire
>contents of the disk image to my Coco's hard drive and using the scripts
>included I created a new boot disk. NitrOS-9 3.2.4 is now up and running!
>I'm now in the process of configuring the system, and I've run into a
>couple of small problems. In recent releases of NitrOS-9, a lot of the
>names of the modules that make up the OS have changed. That's making it
>hard for me to figure out exactly which modules I need in my OS9Boot
>file. Most of them I've figured out, but I'm stumped on a couple of them.
>First of all, I can't get the hi-res joystick adaptor to work. I've
>included cc3io.dr, keydrv_cc3.sb, snddrv_cc3.sb, and joydrv_joy.sb in my
>OS9Boot file. What else do I need?
>I have my Coco's hard drive partitioned between RGB-DOS and OS-9. I would
>like to boot NitrOS-9 from Drive 255 of the RGB-DOS partition. What
>boottrack file(s) do I need to use to accomplish this? All the boottrack
>files that I've tried will only boot NitrOS-9 from a floppy.
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