[Coco] NitrOS-9 V03.02.01 Release
Frederick D Provoncha
elderpav at juno.com
Wed May 19 23:18:20 EDT 2004
> Please let us know what system (e.g. Win98) you're doing the
> on, the drive(s) you are using, the setup on your CoCo etc...
> Hindsight, but you should have splurged for the $5 diskette at the
> Another thing you can do: email me the disk images and I'll check
> out here, but I'm quite sure that they are not the problem -- I
> suspect the actual transfer to the physical media.
The system I'm using is a little complex, but it usually works just fine.
I'm downloading the images using a Pentium II PC running Windows 2000.
This PC doesn't have a 5 1/4" drive, so I unzip the files using
'ZipItFast Pro' and save the unzipped disk images to a 3 1/2" floppy. I
then transfer that floppy to a 386 PC running MS-DOS, which has 3 1/2"
and 5 1/4" drives. I copy the disk images to the 386 PC's hard drive, and
insert an unformatted 5 1/4" floppy in the 386's 5 1/4" drive. I then
execute the dskini command as stated on the NitrOS9 website. I then
transfer the 5 1/4" disk to my Coco and attempt to boot the disk without
success. Usually this transfer method works fine for most other stuff
I've tried transferring. I just seem to have trouble with these
double-sided disk images.
Yeah, I should have bought the disks when I had the chance, you're right.
I had no reason to believe the transfer wouldn't work, though.
I'm not worried. One way or another we'll get this worked out. I must
warn you though, this weekend I'm moving, so I won't have much time to
work on this for a little while. I'll keep you posted.
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