[Coco] SuperIDE and Superdriver rock , but...
mmarlett at isd.net
Wed Sep 15 20:36:16 EDT 2004
At 9/15/2004 07:16 PM -0400, you wrote:
I see that you have a 256MB CF....To get full use of this HDB-DOS's
partition will have to change. HDB-DOS works from the top of the drive down
and NitrOS-9 works from the bottom up. Your invoice shows all the numbers
that were used during the process. Run IDEprobe that will tell you how many
sectors you have on your CF available. Then you can run WIZARD and make a
floppy loadable version to TEST it to make sure it is working. Once it is
all working then run"FLASH and answer the questions and then the filename
is EPROM.DOS that WIZARD creates to be loaded in an EPROM or FLASH. About
10 seconds and the part will be FLASH'd. If you want FLASH in another BANK
like 1,2 or 3. Leave 0 alone till you are converted over.....
You are in the advanced area of HDB-DOS and NitrOS-9. We will be having
seminars on this at the next fest. Again with power come complexity.......
This is Boisy's area of support but I'm sure he is on the edge of Ivan
>I just got the SuperIDE controller from Cloud9, and Mark built me
>a Nitros9 hard drive, which works flawlessly.
>I'm having some difficulties putting Nitros9 on a compact flash.
>I created the HDB-DOS partitions (256 virtual floppies). I formatted
>them using the fmtall basic program, and I can access them no problem.
>I've put content on random disks, and it works as expected.
>However, when I attempt to format the drive using the SuperDrivers,
>I get error 250 during the physical verify after about 470 sectors.
>My setup is the following:
>Multipak (upgraded for coco3)
>FD501 Floppy controler, drive 0 40DS, drive 1 80DS, drive 2 40DS (which I
>can't reach under HDB-DOS)
>SimpleTech 256megs CompactFlash
>When I ran wizard.bas on the hdb-dos, if gave me a number of
>sectors for OS9 ( 680960 ). I've booted Nitros9 with the
>SuperDriver disk, and I used the following commands:
>dmode /i0 cyl=A64 sid=8 typ=81 (this gives 680960 sectors)
> Disk Name: Nitros9
> Physical Verify desired? y
>Format displayed then number of the formatted sectors, then and after 470
>sectors (1D6) the screen showed errors 250 (device busy)
>I tried other geometries : 32 sct, 32 sides, 665 cylinders, and I get the
>same result, at 940 sectors ( 470 * 2).
>When I get the error 250, the LED on the SuperIDE stays lit, until I reset
>Have I hit the proverbial incompatible compact flash?
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