[Coco] CoCo emulation on a Compaq Internet Appliance?
joef6809 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 28 16:43:30 EDT 2007
Hmm your right, For some reason I was focussed on getting Windows running.
I'll try the DOS Emulators and let you know.
I'm doing a restore at the momment as I blew away one of my Backup drives
while I was trying to get the CF card formatted.
Its amazing haw fast 80Gig of data can get dumped to the bit bucket.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Roger Taylor" <operator at coco3.com>
To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2007 4:37 AM
Subject: Re: [Coco] CoCo emulation on a Compaq Internet Appliance?
> At 01:44 AM 10/28/2007, you wrote:
>>Yea I finally got the thing booting dos. Also got a k6-III @ 333Mhz
>>running so far. I only got it yesterday so I'm still messing around with
>>In its un-modded form thats all it will do is Dial a preprogrammed number.
>>Don't even bother trying to get it to do anything else.
>>Seems there are two vesions. 1 is considered modable because you can get
>>to the bios and the other is non-moddable because Compaq locked down the
>>bios. Anyway while its trying to boot, at the Compaq screen keep hitting
>>the "compaq" key. Its really F10. If it drops to the bios settings it's
>>the moddable version. Or you make have to "hard reset" the bios to get
>>there. I'll send you the link if you really need to go that route as you
>>have to pull the thing apart. Anyway let me know if you can get to the
> I got to the BIOS days ago without having to open the case and reset
> anything. That's the first thing I tried to do, but had to search the web
> to find out what key to hold down. You're ahead of me so far because I
> don't own a CF card. I just never was a fan of them and had no use for
> them due to the small storage compared to memory sticks, etc.
> If you can boot to do, you should be able to run the CoCo emulator right
> now if it's on the CF card, no?
> Anyway, I see no reason why a 1g, or 4g, etc. CF card can't be used and
> filled with DOS plus a bunch of other DOS-based emulators plus their
> respective large library of .dsk images. I have a lot of TRS-80 emulators
> and so forth, and if the autoexec.bat could have a menu that launches one
> of them, it can be a multi-emulator which I think is way cool. But... I'm
> aiming for the CoCo before anything else. The keyboard might have to be
> remapped somehow, but USB keyboard support is automatic and the emulators
> might already work right with them.
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