[Coco] [Color Computer] Creating a DSK file on a real coco..
robert.gault at worldnet.att.net
Sun Dec 25 11:55:23 EST 2005
The extension .os9 should have worked. Since it did not, there is doubt
that the image file is good. Do you have a Windows program that will do
a raw read of files and display the content as dEd does under OS-9? If
you do, you should look at the testing.os9 image to verify that it looks
like an OS-9 disk.
Actually there are 3 things to check. 1) Check the file created on your
Coco using dEd. It should be the same as dEd sees on the real disk. 2)
Make sure that the data transfer process from the Coco to the PC worked
without garbling the contents of the file. 3) Check the file contents on
the PC with a raw file editor.
To expand on point #2, I use the OS-9 program OSTerm, an RS-232 pak, and
HyperTerminal to transfer files between my OS-9 coco and Windows PC. The
Coco transfer rate is set to 19200 and Batch y-modem format is used.
HyperTerminal is set for 19200, VT100, y-modem transfers. Make sure your
settings are compatable between Coco and PC in similar fashion.
George Ramsower wrote:
> <robert.gault at worldnet.att.net>
> Sent: Saturday, December 24, 2005 5:38 AM
>> What are you using for the name of the virtual file as seen by MESS?
> On the first attempt, I used "testing.dsk"
> On the second attempt, I used "testing2.dsk"
> Both were unusable.
> I get error 249 and cannot format it either.
> I just tried another with .os9 extension and it failed in the same manner.
> Anyone have some ideas..
> Just a reminder, this is testing a b09 program to copy a working boot
> disk to a file, transfer the file to this XP box via serial cable and
> attempt to use it as a dsk image on mess.
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