[Coco] NitrOS9 Level 2 Question
devries.bob at gmail.com
Thu Dec 27 19:44:36 EST 2007
You'll need to give us some more info, viz:
list the modules in the boot file, and the files in the CMDS directory.
Make sure that SYSGO is in the root directory (or the CMDS directory) and
that its attributes are set correctly.
The next letter after the i2xto in the sequence should have been C which
denotes that SYSGO (used to be CC3Go, hence the C) is loaded. Since this is
not appearing, my guess is that there's some problem which prevents this.
Check to see that the settings are correct in the D0 module.
Hope that helps
Regards, Bob Devries, Dalby, Queensland, Australia
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Ed Orbea" <ed.orbea at gmail.com>
To: "Coco Group @ Maltedmedia.com" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2007 10:28 AM
Subject: [Coco] NitrOS9 Level 2 Question
> I'm stumped and am looking for some help.
> I have a 128kb CoCo3 (6809) with a DISTO II floppy controller and two
> 360kb DSDD Teac 5.25 drives (48 tpi, 40 cylinders), running NitrOS9 Level
> II. My NitrOS9 master disk was custom built to utilize the DISTO
> controller instead of the standard Tandy controller as well as 40.dd,d0,d1
> instead of the default 35.dd,d0,d1. I have had no problems with this setup
> and use DSKINI and OS9 to transfer disk images downloaded onto my PC to
> copy to OS9/RSDOS diskettes, as well as execute diskettes purchased from
> Ebay and other sources. Basically the systems works weel, so I supposed I
> should not of "messed with it"
> Recently, via Ebay I scored a spare floppy drive chassis into which I have
> installed two Teac 5.25 FD-55GFRs (96tpi, 80 cylinders). I have modified
> the drives according to the information from the oldskool web site
> regarding rotation speed, etc
> When I use one of the 55-GFRs as drive 1 (after using dmode to change the
> specs) I can format a diskette in the drive with the following
> Size: 5.25
> sect/track: 18
> track 0 sect/track: 19
> total cylinders: 80
> Track offset: 0
> Sector offset: 1
> Min Sector Allocation: 8
> Format: FM
> Track Density: 96
> # of cylinders: 80
> # of surfaces: 2
> sector interleave: 3
> I can reliably read/write/format/delete/etc files and directories on the
> disks in the 55-GRF drive.
> So I decided to create a new NitrOS-9 boot disk that will utulize the new
> I used the following process:
> Drive 0 "360" drive
> Drive 1 55-GFR drive
> Boot NitrOS9
> Edit the standard.bl file to "asterisk out" the 35 and 40 track entries
> and utilize the 80 track entries (/dd, /d0, /d1).
> Run the mb script which successfully completes with /d1 as the target
> Run dsave to copy the other files from the /d0 drive to the /d1 drive
> Power off all equipment
> Swap drive chassis (the durrent one with a 360 and the FD-55GFR) with the
> new one (dual FD-55-GFRs)
> Power on the components
> Boot NitrOS9 with the newly created boot disk
> Everything works as one would normally expect up until the point that
> i2xto is displayed on the boot screen.
> Specifically i2 is displayed, followed by xto, then the system "freezes".
> Normally at the point that i2xto is displayed, the next sequence which is
> the execution of the "startup" file happens. My startup file just does
> some echos and then asks for date and time (which is the default NitrOS9
> Level II startup file).
> So my question, is what have I missed, and what should I look for to
> resolve this problem.
> Thanks in advance.
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