[Coco] NitrOS9 file in PC to real coco disk
tlindner at ix.netcom.com
Thu Apr 7 01:37:37 EDT 2005
Diego Barizo <diegoba at adinet.com.uy> wrote:
> Hi everybody
> I have the Basic09 file in my PC that I downloaded I think from RTS.
> But my usual method to transfer it to a real CoCo disk is not working
> I've tried creating a DSK file either from MESS or PORT.EXE.
> Then, transfer the Basic file to the DSK image using PORT, as an
> executable/binary file.
PORT doesn't know how to read or write files to an OS-9 disk. You need
to use imgtool (included with MESS) or cocotools (if you can compile
your own software).
> Then I boot NitrOS9 in MESS, and try to read the disk, but doesn't work,
If PORT tries to write to a OS-9 formatted disk, it'll prolly ruin it.
> even if the DSK was formated in MESS/NitrOS9 before the transfer.
> BTW, the format sends me a lot of errors, but the final report seems to
> be fine.
The floppy controller in MESS isn't fully implemented:
If you do a "logical" format in NitrOS-9 (under MESS) it'll work without
tlindner at ix.netcom.com Bright
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