[Coco] partial OS9 boot from hard drive (back on topic)
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Mon Aug 29 00:01:54 EDT 2005
I learned many years ago that when I would modify anything, I would only
make one modification at a time. This way, if it didn't work, I knew exactly
what I did.
This is why I made the suggestion to you of starting over. Make only ONE
modification and see what happens.
When you do patches and more patches and then test it, you have no idea
where the failure occured.
Don't do like I have done and mix up the modified modules and get confused.
I've done that and had to start from scratch with the original OS9 stuff
from MicroWare several times.
Now I use special directories under CONFIG to identify what I am doing, and
I create and use a text file with all the notes on what I did in each
directory. You can do that on a hard drive. Lots of space for it!
Since I'm not a programmer/guru, I have to be VERY careful because I can
really mess things up.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Vern Burke" <vburke at skow.net>
To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2005 10:18 PM
Subject: Re: [Coco] partial OS9 boot from hard drive (back on topic)
>> Also, I don't see the need in patching anything except a copy of h0.dd,
>> making it the /dd.
> cc3go and init, at least on my system, default the drive paths to /d0 and
> /d0/cmds, requiring a patch to make them default to /dd and /dd/cmds.
>> > What doesn't work:
>> > Start with above configuration. Edit with ezgen, rename /dd descriptor
>> > (floppy) to /fd. Rename /h0 descriptor to /dd. End result is that /dd
>> > now the hard drive.
>> Now you don't have a /h0 DD in your boot.
> Right, but I don't need it, the idea is to get rid of /h0 so everything
> works from a more normal /dd.
> I'll try reorg-ing in the morning, sounds like an excellent idea! Can't
> hurt at least.
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