[Coco] [Color Computer] Re: Create NitrOS9 L1 boot disk for Dragon with FD-502?
boisy at boisypitre.com
Sun Sep 24 15:41:11 EDT 2006
Just to clarify: what I sent Chen was a 3.2.7 development version of
NitrOS-9 for the Tano. A new directory structure for the NitrOS-9
project was devised which allows different "ports" of NitrOS-9.
There are currently 4 ports for Level 1:
The Tano port is specifically for the Dragon with a Tandy compatible
disk controller. The d64 port is for a Dragon using a "Dragon
compatible" disk controller.
The fruits of this new directory structure and the new ports will be
evident in the next release of NitrOS-9.
Boisy G. Pitre
email: boisy at boisypitre.com
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On Sep 24, 2006, at 2:28 PM, drag0n1969 wrote:
> Boisy Pitre sent me the image of a working boot disk.
> I finally have NitrOS9 booting up on my Dragon!
> Thanks, Boisy!
> --- In ColorComputer at yahoogroups.com, "drag0n1969" <chen.herzog at ...>
>> --- In ColorComputer at yahoogroups.com, Boisy Pitre wrote:
>>>> Yes, that is correct. When creating the boot, you need to use
>>>> dragon-compatible os9gen which will put the kernel track at
> track 0,
>>>> sector 3.
>> It now appears to me that the _Dragon_ NitrOS9 disk I have, may
>> the CoCo os9gen/cobbler/format commands rather than the Dragon
>> Boisy, can you fix the Dragon download link at
>> http://www.nitros9.org/Downloads.html? (current link is broken)so
>> I can verify this with the latest NitrOS9 version.
>>>> You're attempting to do this under MESS with a version of NitrOS-
>>>> Perhaps a detailed listing of the steps and commands you use
>>>> help in debugging this.
>> Here what I'm doing (I've tried many options, but this should be a
>> short quick check):
>> Using MESS, emulating Coco2:
>> Drive 0: NitrOS9L1 for CoCo
>> Drive 1: NitrOS9L1 for Dragon
>> Drive 2: Create empty VDK dragon disk
>> Boot NitrOS9 on Coco2.
>> Chx /d1/cmds *move to dragon commands
>> chd /d1/cmds
>> format /d2 *(should format a dragon disk)
>> cobbler /d2
>> use VCOPY to copy the VDK image to a real 3.5" floppy.
>> IIRC, as a quick test, this should have produced a dragon bootable
>> (with coco controller) - but with the wrong keyboard mapping.
>> In practice, the Dragon doesn't seem to recognize this as being a
>> bootable disk at all (probably due to wrong verson of command in
>> NitrOS9 disks).
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