[Coco] Re: OS-9 Configuration Program
farna at att.net
farna at att.net
Mon Sep 12 20:51:26 EDT 2005
That's exactly what Rick Ulland did with his old "Tune-Up" package a couple years before NitrOS9 came out. It had a boot file maker (config) program that automatically installed all the known "must have" patches for OS-9, and the most useful third party utilities. You just answered a few questions and it would create a boot disk for you. Surely someone has a copy of it??!! It could use a little improvement I'm sure. It was written to run with two 35 track single sided disks, which was the lowest common denominator at the time. It required two drives. I'm pretty sure it required 64K on a CoCo2, but would run on a CoCo3 as well. That would be a great package to improve for CoCo3 only! I know Rick had a hard time packing everything into a couple 35 track single sided drives. It would work better with double sided 360K drives. I gave all my CoCo stuff away! Sometimes I wish I hadn't but I barely have time for hobbies now!
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-------------- Original message ----------------------
> Message: 8
> Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2005 01:30:00 -0600
> From: Willard Goosey <goosey at virgo.sdc.org>
> Subject: Re: [Coco] Why DECB is important to OS-9 folk.
> To: coco at maltedmedia.com
> Message-ID: <200509110730.j8B7U0wD004560 at virgo.sdc.org>
> >From: "John R. Hogerhuis" <jhoger at pobox.com>
> >Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2005 00:21:09 -0700
> >Modern day, I could imagine a little web-form + CGI that looks like the
> >Linux kernel config. Check a few boxes, and it would give you a .DSK
> >image that boots NitrOS-9 on your hardware that you can 'Save As' to
> >hard drive, then test in MESS. Or load online right into Mocha.
> You know, I was just thinking that last night, with this thread and
> the "config for NitrOS-9" thread...
> >But at what point do you learn what you're actually doing? Where's the
> Presumably, once the user has his machine up and running NitrOS with
> the web-generated bootdisk, he can then generate his own custom boots
> as needed on his own. As Boisy said, his scripts are pretty well set
> >Probably the analogous thing today is trying to make folks run Linux
> >From Scratch instead of Debian. For the moment, I'm fine just installing
> >Debian :-)
> I'm a slackware man, myself. :-)
> This is something that IS missing from the OS-9 picture. There are
> lots of commercial packages. Lots of freeware. And lots and lots of
> patches for them. And it is a process of (literally) years to get
> most of it set up, patched, and running. A linux-style Distribution
> would be very nice.
> Willard Goosey goosey at sdc.org
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