[Coco] Hard Drive Problems

Mark Marlette mmarlett at isd.net
Fri Jun 4 08:08:49 EDT 2004

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.......



>Mark Marlette wrote:
>>Once this is done from HDB-DOS, RESET the COCO, let the system boot to 
>>HDB-DOS, type DRIVEOFF, type BACKUP 0 to 255. Then RUN"LINK:4(This is 
>>where Cloud-9 places then HDB-DOS distyribution disk)
>>DRIVE is 255........follow the prompts.....
> ><snip>
>Mark this reads as though leaves the user at the default drive for 
>HDB-DOS, real floppy #0. Why not make use of the RGB-DOS/HDB-DOS 
>AUTOEXEC.BAS function to automatically switch to a new AUTOEXEC.BAS on 
>drive #4 if that is where the HDB-DOS utilities are located? Then the 
>Basic utilities could be run without :# or DRIVE#. The new AUTOEXEC could 
>also be a menu pointing to the most important utilities, ex. LINK, FIND 
>and offer booting to OS-9 and other major programs ex. ULTIMATERM, 
>Telewriter-128, EDTASM.
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