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

Bob Devries bdevries at gil.com.au
Sun Dec 25 19:44:59 EST 2005

OK, my bad, there, George.

I don't know why the programme would have had 1024 bytes of garbage then. 
Certainly the basic09 code doesn't suggest that this should happen, unless 
there was a problem reading the original disk.
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "George Ramsower" <Yahoo at DVDPlayersOnly.com>
To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Monday, December 26, 2005 10:32 AM
Subject: Re: [Coco] [Color Computer] Creating a DSK file on a real coco..

> 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 
> whatever.
> 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 
> identical.
> 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.
> George
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