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

Willard Goosey goosey at virgo.sdc.org
Mon Dec 26 04:57:28 EST 2005

>From: "George Ramsower" <Yahoo at DVDPlayersOnly.com>
>Date: Sun, 25 Dec 2005 15:57:55 -0600

> Okay, I studied the file and found there was a difference. The B09 
>generated file had 1024 bytes of stuff in the beginning of the file that the 
>disk does not.
> So I modified the routine to throw away the first four blocks of ... 
>whatever it was.
> Then I got a file that looks just like the disk. I used DED to look at the 
>disk and DUMP to look at the file.

I admit this confuses me.  What does this extra stuff look like?  A
dump of the device descriptor, perhaps?  
> This done, I transferred the file to MESS and now I get a NO PERMISSION 
>error when I try to read it from OS9 in MESS
> The ATTR is  ----r-wr

Humm, I bet opening a device "raw" (with the @) changes the
permissions of the in-RAM LSN0, which gets presented to the program? I
mean, you're not opening it as a directory...

> I tried to change it to d-ewrewr without success.

I remember playing with this on a Trivia Fever disk.  You'll have to
use ded (or some other tool) to change the disk's permissions.  

Perhaps this program can be made to poke at the appropriate bits
before writing it back?

Willard Goosey  goosey at sdc.org
Socorro, New Mexico, USA
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