[Coco] NitrOS9 Boots
jadonaldson at charter.net
Mon Feb 14 12:50:43 EST 2005
Found my problem. To make a 80T Boot DSK you have to
dmode /d1 dns=03 cyl=00a0 sid=01.
Then running mb and it made a 80T boot DSK. The key was SID=01, if I
left it as SID=02
the boot process failed.
Now to include pritner and ramdisk and I'll be all set.
Boisy Pitre wrote:
>I believe what you want to do is: DMODE /D1 DNS=01 CYL=00A0. DNS should
>not be set to $03, except in the case where you are using an 80 track
>5.25" drive to read 40 track 5.25" disks.
>I'm guilty for perpetuating that fallacy based on an incorrect assumption
>that I had, namely that ANY 80 track device should have its IT.DNS bit 1
>set. That is not the case.
>> I am trying to create a new 80 track boot for my JC/JV Emulator but
>>having a problem. I used to be
>>able to make a new boot file, but for some reason they are failing now.
>> I have not changed anything in the "standard.bl" file. I have it set
>>What I do is boot NitrOS9 using a good boot DSK.
>>I then dmode /D1 DNS=03 CYL=00A0, to set it up as a 80 track drive.
>>I then go into the emulator F6, the L and select drive 1.
>>I then type in "NEWBOOT" and it creates a blank DSK
>>I then go into SCRIPTS and execute MB
>>It goes thru all the steps, Formating Drive, creating BOOTFILE,
>>installing BOOTFILE, and copying
>> essiatial files.
>>Then when I try to boot "NEWBOOT" it starts then fails along the way.
>>What am I doing wrong.
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