[Coco] NitrOS-9 instant boot CoCo
operator at coco3.com
Sun Aug 5 15:19:10 EDT 2007
I'm trying to gather the setups some of you OS-9/NitrOS-9 users have
in place that allows you to hit the power button on your CoCo then
have the OS-9 prompt within a few seconds, with no moving hard drives
or MPI, or DriveWire cable (although that's a very nice idea).
Can the SuperIDE interface do this, and if so, what add-ons are
needed? What about a NItrOS-9 ROM that completely boots up from the
ROM? If so, can this ROM be put on a 32 kByte EPROM and replace the
CoCo 3 ROM. What about piggybacking an EPROM on the CoCo motherboard
and clipping some pins on the old ROM? Anyone done this kind of hack
to avoid the infamous killer desolder job?
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