[Coco] Glenside IDE Controller Question...
devries.bob at gmail.com
Mon Oct 22 20:13:21 EDT 2007
Here's the output to the command DSKINI /? of my version:
Usage: DSKINI [/2] [/8] [/D] [/T] [d:] [[path\]diskname[.DSK]]
"d:" destination drive (default A:)
"path" source directory for virtual disk
"diskname" name of virtual disk
/2 to write to the second side of the disk
/8 if using an 80-track disk in 1.2Mb drive
/D if using an double sided disk in drive
/T40 40 (tracks/per/side) (default = 35)
/T80 80 (tracks/per/side) (default = 35)
At least one parameter must be specified.
Regards, Bob Devries, Dalby, Queensland, Australia
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Willard Goosey" <goosey at virgo.sdc.org>
To: <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2007 7:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Coco] Glenside IDE Controller Question...
> >Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2007 21:37:09 -0700
>>From: Randy Just <randyjust at comcast.net>
>>Things appeared to be more promising, but the end result floppy
>>appears like it is going to
>>boot something and then just throws up patterns of numbers and
>>letters on the screen.
> ???very strange.
> OK, you have regular OS-9 around, right? Boot that and try dir and
> dcheck on your nitros disks.
> Disk 1 is the boot disk, yes, and has os9boot, CMDS, SYS, startup, and
> other such things in the root directory. dcheck should report it as
> double-sided, 40 track, intact filesystem, with some blocks marked
> allocated but not in file structure (that's the boot block itself).
> Disk 2 is not bootable, and has only the NITROS9 directory in its
> root. dcheck should find this to be a completely good disk (though
> old os9 dcheck may puke on the "6809L2" directory name.*)
> Also, you may need to specify /t40 to dskini.exe (I have to on the
> version I use, don't know about the one Bob sent you.) try dskini /d
> /t40 a: disk1.dsk
> It also helps, sometimes, to format the disk on the CoCo before trying
> to write a virtual disk to it.
> As far as I know, DR-DOS should not be an issue.
> If all else fails, I'll freaking snail-mail you physical disks. But
> you sound like you have the right equipment to do this.
> *I'm not sure why OS-9 doesn't allow filenames to start with a
> number. It seems a silly restriction and one that has gone away with
> Good Luck!
> Willard Goosey goosey at sdc.org
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