[Coco] RGB/HDB-DOS question
theother_bob at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 13 11:23:31 EDT 2004
--- "Boisy G. Pitre" <boisy at boisypitre.com> wrote:
> On Sep 12, 2004, at 11:24 AM, Robert Emery wrote:
> > There are programs for RSDOS that patch basic for 40 or 80 track
> > access. Is it safe to do this under HDB-DOS? or is it likely to
> > corrupt the hard drive?
> I can't say for sure, since I don't know how these programs patch
> RS-DOS. You can try it and see.
uh... maybe later... (puts the loaded gun down)
> > What if the 40 track patch was used before formatting the drives?
> > Assuming it worked, that would change the OS-9 offset, right?
> I'm not sure what you mean here. Do you mean the OS-9 offset that is
> stored at $D938-$D93A of HDB-DOS? Or some other "OS-9 offset?"
I mean the number WIZARD.BAS calculates and tells us to write down because
we'll need it when we make a drive descriptor for OS-9. If the drives are 40
tracks instead of 35 (on a 256 drive setup), the HDB partition will be about
23,000 sectors larger than what WIZARD.BAS expects, right?
> > I have just finished formatting my first CoCo HD under HDB-DOS. Yay.
> > I have the latest release of NitrOS-9 booting, now where can get IDE
> > driver/descriptor for
> > NOS-9? (if possible, already assembled, I'm aware of the CVS source)
> I recommend the SuperDriver Package at www.cloud9tech.com.
Money's tight... I am still unemployed. I'd rather assemble them myself and
save the money for a hardware upgrade, like a SuperIDE or Pro-tector.
> Do you have a Glenside IDE interface?
I have a Glenside compatible... Paul Barton's Pocket IDE, which will eventually
become part of the CoCo3 Portable. Right now it's hooked up to my repack, since
that's the one with 512K.
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