[Coco] CoCo emulation on a Compaq Internet Appliance?
diegoba at adinet.com.uy
Mon Oct 22 14:47:48 EDT 2007
I just remembered....
The port on the side is actually a PCMCIA. I had to use a CF to PCMCIA
Maybe other PCMCIA cards can be used? I seem to remember that it only
has one slot that is needed for the CF card....
Roger Taylor wrote:
> At 02:50 AM 10/22/2007, you wrote:
>> Just bought the one on Ebay. didn't get as nice a deal as you did but
>> hey. From what I've been reading its not CE but I could be wrong,
>> when I get it I'll figure it out. There IS an older verison of VCC
>> called POCO that was Windows CE but I haven't worked on it in a
>> while. If it is CE guess whats getting pulled out or "retirement".
>> Anyway when toys and time arrive I'll post something.
>> Frankly though with only 266Mhz to play with I'm thinking Keil's
>> emulator would probably do a better job than VCC assuming it can boot
>> dos. On the other hand an AMD 266 would be a socket 7 CPU with a 4X
>> multiplyer. Might be upgradable If not to the full 100Mhz FSB at
>> least an 83 Mhz overclock. Or perhaps a higher Multiplyer if the
>> board really won't go higher that 66. Never seen one yet though.
>> Again I'll need to muck around and let you know.
> Great. It really looks like the best candidate for an emulator
> machine. If everything can be put on a CompactFlash card that the
> system can boot from, with enough work I see no reason why this can't
> be turned into a fake CoCo, TRS-80 Model 1, etc. That is, a separate
> CF card could also be used for each vintage computer emulated, making
> it so darn easy to run that it almost seems too good to be true.
> I've never tried to boot into MS-DOS/DOS from any of my laptops that
> have a CF port or memory stick slot. I guess all we need is for the
> CF card to work on the Compaq appliance and then stuff it with all the
> CoCo "stuff" possible that the emulator can read.
> I would absolutely crap a gold brick if I can get this thing to read a
> USB floppy drive (from Keil's or JV's emulator) since I have at least
> half of my CoCo stuff on 3.5's written from a real CoCo. With the
> BIOS reporting it can boot from Floppy A: or Hard Drive C:, and
> knowing that there is NO floppy drive on the unit, it kinda sounds
> obvious that it supports USB floppy drives BEFORE Windows takes over.
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