[Coco] Compaq IA-1 CoCo 3 emulator photos
operator at coco3.com
Mon Apr 14 12:04:37 EDT 2008
At 10:30 AM 4/14/2008, you wrote:
>This system looks perfect - I am glad you got it up and running.
>Looks a lot better than my current emulator box.
>I don't know if you will be able to get that USB thing working under
>DOS - usb doesn't seem to have much, if any, support there. You
>might find an easier time of getting a version of Linux running (I
>would try a scaled down version of stock Debian, personally) and
>then getting the USB working.
>Anyhow, good luck with it and whatever else you plan on doing to it.
>Such "hacking" takes a lot of time and patience, I know...boy, do I know.
>-- Andrew L. Ayers
> Glendale, Arizona
I tried Midori Linux on the IA-1 and was not that impressed, mainly
from the lack of meat and potatoes. There was literally nothing to
do except fire up the MP3 player and edit a document... no zd1211rw
wireless-G support for my Belkin USB network adaptor, etc. Midori
seems to be a scaled down version of Debian from what I read on the
web. It looks nice but without the wireless dongle support, it's a
sitting duck. Actually, it doesn't even come close to how nice
Fedora 9 is. Wow. Look out Gates. Really. (no, really). :)
I fresh-installed Fedora 9 on my spare laptop yesterday (up from
Fedora 8) and was impressed to see it connect to my wireless router
within a minute from the desktop showing, automatically connecting to
the network. I called up Firefox and went right into the chat room
on my site. This is impressive stuff. I did do a modprobe zd1211rw
at first from a prompt but I'm not sure if that was required.
If I can get any version of Linux that fits in 16mb and has the
zd1211rw driver already ready to use, I'll give it a shot, but it'll
be an internal Flash drive install, leaving the option to insert the
CF card to boot up MS-DOS and the CoCo stuff.
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