[Coco] [Color Computer] Creating a DSK file on a real coco..

George Ramsower Yahoo at DVDPlayersOnly.com
Sun Dec 25 19:32:34 EST 2005

From: "Bob Devries"
Sent: Sunday, December 25, 2005 4:06 PM

> George, skipping the first 4 blocks of the disk in the B09 programme is 
> not the answer. You'll find that those 1024 bytes were put there when you 
> created the .dsk file (I guess you did this using the MES create command 
> in the devices pull-down?)

Folks, remember that this is a file created on a REAL coco. Not an emulator. 
Not in Windoze. Not on an Apple or under Linux or using MESS.

I do not want to create this file on anything other than a REAL coco. I want 
to transfer this file to a Doze box using a serial port on that coco and use 
it with MESS on this Doze box.
 You have to understand this. We've gone around with this for a week now. 
Stop telling me to get another computer and do it under W95, W98, Linux or 
 This should  be done on a COCO! and transferred to MESS without hassle.

> Try mounting a copy of an existing dsk file that has the same size as the 
> one you're trying to create. If you don't have one, yell, and I will help 
> with that.

 I skipped the first four blocks with success..

I used dump and ded in MESS and the result of those two files were 

It "SEEMS" as if the file permissions are not together.

I could not find a difference in the two files.. ie: /d0 and testing.os9 or 
testing.dsk other than the attributes.


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