[Coco] CF HDB-DOS device
sroussea at comlab.com
Wed Mar 2 14:31:53 EST 2005
It's a very good idea to use a CF HDB-DOS device with .dsk images.
I am very interested to get one if it is not too expensive.
It's less bulky than a IDE Hard Disk, more convenient and reliable than
This device can be useful for more people than the SuperBoard
(all people that don't use OS9 and people that don't have the money
to get the SuperBoard).
I am an electrical engineer (digital electronics, microcontroller, CPLD, FPGA,
I can help for the hardware part of the project but I never look the cartridge
port of the Coco to understand how it works.
I can look that if someone feed me some informations on how the cartridge port
of the Coco works.
I also did asm programming for the PC but never for the Coco. Again, I can
look that if someone feed me some informations on how the HDB-DOS works with
a IDE Hard Disk.
> Best time to own a CoCo is now! Sure the old days were GREAT and
> nostalgic but there is so much more this machine can do. The
> development tools are fast, cross platform, Roger’s IDE,
> etc…Which brings me to….
> WHAT ARE WE DOING?
> Please don’t take this the wrong way but it seems like an OT post
> generates more traffic than a real CoCo post. I do VERY little work
> with a cassette these days but I would rather read that than the
> “other traffic”. Everyone is busy but yet there is time to
> go on and on about these OT posts. If they were to sit down and work on
> a project or part of a project. Who knows what might surface. ??
> I have had several requests for a tool that would allow you to transfer
> files or complete .dsk images directly from the PC/Mac to a compact
> flash HDB-DOS device. A great way to transfer files cross platform. I
> can do hardware and software but love to play with the hardware on the
> CoCo. Test Engineer during my daytime job, we use M$ Visual Basic. This
> seems like a very useful tool to have and not a very big task. Problem
> is that we (Boisy and I) have our plates full.
> Anyone want to step up to this task or to some of the outstanding tasks
> that have surfaced and yet to be completed? I am I the only one wanting
> more from the CoCo after all of these years?
> SuperBoard has us both sucking wind...But it is so sweet......
> Quoting billg <cwgordon at charter.net>:
> > Yeah, even with some new tapes, the only recourse I had was to take
> > the
> > cassette player and turn it upside down, and that didn't always work.
> > >-----Original Message-----
> > >From: coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com
> > >[mailto:coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com] On Behalf Of Arthur Flexser
> > >Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2005 12:06 PM
> > >To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts
> > >Subject: Re: [Coco] CLOAD without ?IO ERROR
> > >
> > >That would have come in really handy during my first years of
> > >owning a CoCo, before I had a disk drive!
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