[Coco] I finally got Nitros 3.2.4 to work!
Boisy G. Pitre
boisy at boisypitre.com
Wed Aug 25 22:31:45 EDT 2004
On Aug 25, 2004, at 9:07 PM, Frederick D Provoncha wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 04:16:13 -0500 Mark Marlette <mmarlett at isd.net>
>> 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.
> Yes, I totally agree with you. I believe there is nothing wrong with
> disks you guys sent me at all. I also think it is a hardware problem.
> Coco can't seem to read any 1440-sector floppy disks properly,
> of where they came from. I'm not sure why or how though. I'm not so
> worried about that problem right now though. I'm just happy I was able
> get access to a working boot disk image using Drivewire. That product
> really come in handy! My goal right now is to get NitrOS-9 3.2.4 fully
> configured on my hard drive.
It sounds like you have an alignment issue with your drives, since you
can read those disks formatted on the drive but not on others.
> Okay, I tried the scripts, but the scripts only create a boot disk that
> enables NitrOS-9 to boot from a floppy. After looking over the scripts,
> it's still not clear to me how to modify them to create a boot disk
> enables NitrOS-9 to boot from Drive 255 of the RGB-DOS partition of my
> hard drive. I also still haven't figured out how to modify the scripts
> get the hi-res joystick interface to work. Anyone know? Thanks for your
> help. I'm so excited to have NitrOS-9 3.2.4 actually running!
I recommend copying the mb script to mb.hdb, then edit mb.hdb and
change boot_1773_6ms to the name of the SCSI boot module.
Before running the script, use dmode to set d0 (or d1) to a single
sided 35 track disk:
dmode /d0 sid=1 cyl=35
Then run the mb.hdb script. Once the disk has been created, go into
RGB-DOS and BACKUP 0 (or 1) TO 255.
Run the LINK.BAS program to link the bootfile copied onto drive 255.
Then DOS 255. Assuming your bootfile is set up correctly, it should
As far as the hi-res joystick not working, I don't know about that.
Frankly it should. What test are you using to determine that it is not
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