[Coco] Re: Fragmented bootfile support in NitrOS-9
Richard E. Crislip
rcrislip at neo.rr.com
Tue Oct 11 02:51:06 EDT 2005
On 10/11/2005, Boisy G. Pitre wrote:
> On Oct 10, 2005, at 10:27 PM, Allen Huffman wrote:
>> I'm glad I find time to scan this list from time to time, 'cause
>> this freakin' rocks:
>> On Oct 10, 2005, at 9:46 PM, Boisy G. Pitre wrote:
>>> For those of you who have cursed OS-9 for its inability to handle
>>> fragmented bootfiles, I have some good news. Today, I
>>> successfully added to boot_1773 the ability to read fragmented
>> How much larger did the booter have to grow?
> In all, about 40 bytes of code added. The 1773 floppy booter is only
> 8 or 9 bytes from butting up at the end of the upper limit under
> Level 2 ($1D0 bytes total), but that booter tends to take up the most
> space, and additional optimizations could yield savings. Other
> booters like the SCSI/IDE and others have plenty of room.
> It's cool to hear the seek pattern of the floppy change during boot!
That's outstanding! Keep up the great work.
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