[Coco] Reading and Writing CoCo RSDOS disks on PC
wdg3rd at comcast.net
wdg3rd at comcast.net
Sun Oct 8 03:39:13 EDT 2006
Yup. Since my dual P3-500 machine died a few months back (after 5+ years 24x7), looking over the replacement kit is definitely a serious operation. The stuff changes a bit faster than back when I was under 30 and the Korean Coco2 was the latest thing yet I was loyal to my grey 32k button/real 64k machine that I'd had for years. (Well, I was doing my real work on a TRS-80 Model 16 at the time, supplanted by an AT&T 3B1 after SoCal Edison murdered the 16).
The 16's replacement, a T6kHD, is the only machine I own (La Esposa has an XP laptop) that boots a Microsoft OS, unless you count numerous BASIC ROMs (Mod 1, 4, 100, Coco 1, 2, 3) to be operating systems. Not that MS ever actually gave much support to Xenix -- for several years, I was the main tech support for Tandy 68k Xenix in southron California.
Ward Griffiths wdg3rd at comcast.net
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-------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "Bruce W. Calkins" <brucewcalkins at charter.net>
> I'll have to toy with this one. I have three Compaq Deskpro ENs, 733 MHz
> P3s. They are my primary internet terminals, so this sort of play may take
> some shuffling, but you do have my curiosity going.
> For simple emulation, I have had my best luck with Jeff V's emulator on 200
> MHz P1 machines. Rock solid for emulation, reading and writing CoCo disks,
> is still my 486. Something about the newer machines just does not seem to
> work with 360k drives for moving CoCo disks to DSK format.
> Bruce W.
> > Having some issues -
> > Got a Compaq Deskpro EN, like 800MHz P3, installed HD, DOS 6.22, removed
> CD, installed 5.25" 360KB floppy drive.
> > Man - what a flashback machine!
> > Anyways, using port.exe, can't read any CoCo floppies.
> > Dskini.exe will format it, but port.exe will not read what dskini just
> > DOS will format, copy to, and read from it, so i know the floppy is good.
> > Any ideas?
> > Any other software to use to image coco floppies for archiving?
> > Tony
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