[Coco] Hard Drive Problems
robert.gault at worldnet.att.net
Fri Jun 4 08:24:04 EDT 2004
Mark Marlette wrote:
> At 08:01 AM 6/4/2004 -0400, you wrote:
> DRIVE 0 is used in case a hard drive isn't found and reverts back to the
> floppy. All are drive 0. Not much room in EPROM to add these options in,
> 8 bytes? Right Boisy?
> The Autoexec.bas program we provide is a template. The end user can
> modify as desired. One program to fit all, not likely. ?????
> Said this before... We need more people to step up to the plate and
> start writing programs. Platforms and devices are present.
> The "Other Bob's" GUI might be what you are looking for. Sorry Bob, your
> app name slips me right now.......
Let me try again. If you are leaving the user with the first 4 drives as
floppies and the default drive as floppy drive #0, why not at least
check for the presence of a hard drive? If found, leave the user on hard
drivelette 4 since that is where the HDB-DOS utilities are placed.
None of this needs to be done in ROM except for testing for the presence
of the hard drive (which I'm sure is there). If a hard drive is present,
other choices can be put into an AUTOEXEC.BAS on hard drivelette 0. For
example, the autoexec can be:
If the user creates or fills in the AUTOEXEC on drive 4, great. If not,
it can quit doing nothing. At least the user will be where all of the
HDB-DOS utilities are located if a hard drive is present.
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