[Coco] [Color Computer] Creating a DSK file on a real coco..
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Tue Dec 27 07:40:14 EST 2005
I tried another 720K disk and it errors out at the exact same place. A dir
e shows the bytecount at A200.
I booted that disk and checked the dd and it is identical to the disk that
does work with this procedure.
Normally, I use a different method of connecting to my coco. I use
hyperterm but with a shell in the coco.
Some routines that came with OS9L2 BBS are handy, i.e. dloadx, dloady,
I use those for transfers. Y modem gives me some problems. Sometimes it just
won't start a transfer, so I use Xmodem.
This saves me from running back and forth between this XP box and the coco
in another room. It makes ME happy!
This morning's tests were all done on the coco's keyboard just to see if it
makes any difference. As I thought, it didn't.
----- Original Message -----
From: "George Ramsower" <Yahoo at DVDPlayersOnly.com>
To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2005 6:09 AM
Subject: Re: [Coco] [Color Computer] Creating a DSK file on a real coco..
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Robert Gault"
> Sent: Sunday, December 25, 2005 5:35 PM
>>I don't know why you are having trouble so I decided to test the method on
>>my system. I slightly modified the basic09 program to make it run as fast
>>as possible. That was done by grabbing one track at a time rather than one
>>sector. The program was also PACKed so that it ran with runB, faster than
>>the original in Basic09.
>> Note that the program asks for an acceptable MESS extension and
>> automatically adds @ to the originating drive name.
>> The program was run on a hard drive system and the image file was checked
>> with ded. The image was an exact duplicate of the disk (double sided 40
>> track). The file was transfered to my PC using OSTerm and HyperTerminal.
>> Average baud was 10100 and the transfer took about 6 minutes. The
>> resulting file was an exact duplicate of the original and booted using
> Yep! That one worked! I copied my coco's boot disk(720K 3.5) to an image
> and it booted in mess. But I neglected to remember that this used ddh0.dd
> and of course, it didn't really work once os9 began looking for the hd.
> So started over with a boot I use on a floppy coco(720K 3.5). vimage got
> part way through and errors out with a 203. Bytecount A200
> I tried an original os9 L2 disk(backed up to a 3.5 ss35trk) and same
> error. Byte count 1200
> dcheck shows no errors(for what that's worth) Both disks boot and work
> Any ideas?
>> Here is the basic09 program.
>> PROCEDURE vimage
>> DIM inpath,outpath,ext:BYTE
>> DIM track(4608):BYTE
>> DIM vfile,drive:STRING
>> INPUT "Emulator image name; no extension: ",vfile
>> INPUT "Select extension; 1=.dsk, 2=.os9: ",ext
>> UNTIL ext=1 OR ext=2
>> IF ext=1 THEN
>> INPUT "Disk to copy; ex. /d0: ",drive
>> CREATE #outpath,vfile:WRITE
>> OPEN #inpath,drive:READ
>> GET #inpath,track
>> PUT #outpath,track
>> UNTIL EOF(#inpath)
>> CLOSE #inpath,#outpath
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