[Coco] RBF Format CDROM
Boisy G. Pitre
boisy at boisypitre.com
Wed May 26 16:27:00 EDT 2004
RBF is OS-9's Random Block File format, so pretty much any disk
formatted under OS-9 is an RBF formatted disk.
Making an RBF CD entails a bit of work. The major steps are:
(1) Creating an RBF 'disk image' on a host system, such as Linux or
(2) Using a tool like 'os9' which can copy/to from RBF disk images and
the host file system.
(3) Taking that image and burning it onto a CD.
Both #1 and #2 require cocotools (was os9tools) running on the
platform. I've been meaning to get a release of these tools out into
the public but time hasn't permitted.
I've got it on good authority that Chris Hawks will very soon be
working on a port of his CDF file manager to NitrOS-9. CDF currently
runs on OS-9/68K, and can read ISO9660 CDs. With this on the CoCo, it
would be a moot point to make an RBF CD, since PC CDs would be readable
on a CoCo.
On May 26, 2004, at 2:56 PM, Coco Pilot wrote:
> I've ordered a SuperIDE from Mark Marlette, and I'm getting ready to
> use it :)
> I'd like to burn a RBF cdrom with the os9 files I've collected over
> the years, and
> I think I saw a posting from Boisy about drivers that can read RBF
> How can I create an RBF cdrom from linux or windows? A search on
> didn't return anything about this format.
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