[Coco] NitrOS-9 on DriveWire diskette
John R. Hogerhuis
jhoger at pobox.com
Tue Sep 28 16:49:21 EDT 2004
On Tue, 2004-09-28 at 13:09, Boisy G. Pitre wrote:
> > Is the NitrOS-9 included with DriveWire intended for a 6809 or 6309?
> > I can't boot the NitrOS-9 image with my CLOADM:EXEC, though OS-9 Level
> > II boots perfectly. It crashes with the sparklies :-|
> Have you read the documentation?
RTFM? Yes. Apparently you might want to take a look too.
It doesn't say anything about 3 images.
The documentation on page 8 says there are two images:
nlevel2.dsk for NitrOS-9 Level Two and
level2.dsk for OS-9 Level Two.
There is no OS-9 Level 1 image, and in fact the documentation clearly
states in a note on Page 4 to ignore any references to Level 1 and that
NitrOS-9 doesn't support it.
The CD-ROM unpacks the following files:
[some may have been created after running DriveWire, I don't know, but I
certainly didn't delete any...]
So the names don't match the documentation, but I presume
nos9l2.dsk is NitrOS-9 Level 2 for 6309 and
os9l2.dsk is actually not OS-9 Level 2 but actually NitrOS-9 Level 2 for
Anyway, although the manual doesn't say anything about it, I assume
nlevel2.dsk is actually NitrOS-9 Level 2 for 6309 and level2.dsk is
NitrOS-9 Level 2 for 6809.
I just bought this pack, so I'm not sure why your recollection and what
I actually have are out of sync...
> There are three images on the CD-ROM
> that correspond to NitrOS-9/6809 Level 1, NitrOS-9/6809 Level 2 and
> NitrOS-9/6309 Level 2.
> > Also I tried to use the NitrOS-9 image (6809 version) off the web site,
> > but it fails at the DriveWire boot screen. Perhaps it doesn't have
> > DriveWire drivers in it?
> Your observation is correct. Again, choose the right version on the
Would be easier if the docs said much of anything about which dsk image
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