[Coco] [Color Computer] Creating a DSK file on a real coco..
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Sat Dec 24 06:29:24 EST 2005
I did use /d0 at . I usually try things as suggested before I modify.
You know the saying "Don't fix it if it ain't broke".
I think the little utility is doing what it was intended to do, but the
result isn't what MESS wants so see. That's what I think.
Anyway, I'm doing it again using CREATE.
Downloading the new result now at 4800 baud using xmodem. Next, I'll DL it
at 9600 to see if it will go faster. I forget now what the limit was between
these two 'puters.
Then I'll try ymodem 1k and see how much faster that will work.
From: "Bob Devries" Sent: Friday, December 23, 2005 8:56 PM
> George, change this line:
> OPEN #outpath,vfile:WRITE
> CREATE #outpath,vfile:WRITE
> Sorry, my bad, I missed that.
> It is important that you use '/d0@' when you canswer the question "disk to
> read from...."
> Regards, Bob Devries, Dalby, Queensland, Australia
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "George Ramsower" <Yahoo at DVDPlayersOnly.com>
> To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
> Sent: Saturday, December 24, 2005 12:25 PM
> Subject: Re: [Coco] [Color Computer] Creating a DSK file on a real coco..
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Bob Devries" Sent: Friday, December 23, 2005 4:56 AM
>>> Here's a modified version to read the disk in RAW mode, and write a .dsk
>>> PROCEDURE dskcreat
>>> DIM inpath,outpath:BYTE
>>> DIM block(256):BYTE
>>> DIM vfile:STRING
>>> DIM drive:STRING
>>> INPUT "emulator file:",vfile
>>> INPUT "disk to read from (must have format /DX@):",drive
>>> OPEN #outpath,vfile:WRITE
>>> OPEN #inpath,drive:READ
>>> WHILE NOT(EOF(#inpath)) DO
>>> GET #inpath,block
>>> PUT #outpath,block
>>> CLOSE #inpath,#outpath
>> When I first ran this, I received an error 216. DOH! I should have seen
>> that one coming..
>> I don't know if it makes any difference how the file is created, but I
>> used "display >filename" and then "dump filename". It appeared to be an
>> empty file.
>> Then I ran the B09 program again and it appeared to work. I got the file,
>> transferred it to this XP box, ran MESS and attempted to boot from it and
>> I got the familiar "OK" prompt.
>> Next I booted with another image, mounted this file as /d1 and tried to
>> look at it....
>> Error 249
>> So I checked the Dmode on the /d1 driver and it was good.
>> Then I did "attr /d1" and got no report.
>> Then I did "attr /d1 d-ewrewr" and looked at it again and there still was
>> no report.
>> Then I tried to format this file and after it did the write, it came back
>> and errored every sector.
>> Any suggestions?
>> BTW... At 2400 baud, using xmodem it took 57:35 to download to this XP
>> box. I'm going to play with higher baud rates and different protocols to
>> see what would be the fastest way to do this sort of thing. I don't
>> transfer much between the coco and this XP box, I just use hyperterm to
>> operate the coco because the coco is in a room that does not lend itself
>> to a sit down session. Keyboard familiarity and comfort is good. OS9 is
>> perfect for this scenario.....
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