[Coco] CoCoNet status
georgeramsower at gmail.com
Sun Dec 7 10:59:01 EST 2008
----- Original Message -----
From: "Roger Taylor"
> As of 12/6/08, the CoCoNet project is moving forward quickly:
> CoCoNet is a base system patched into Disk BASIC 1.1 that allows you to
> mount virtual disks from your PC or the web (through the PC's connection),
> and also copy files from the PC or the web and put them on
> currently-mounted virtual disks. There's no need to move back and forth
> between the CoCo and PC. The PC server software gives what the CoCo asks
I'm wondering if something like this could be made to handle OS-9 and use a
PC to be the drive for the OS.
This would be very nice to eliminate the need for a floppy or hard drive.
Of course, I understand that OS-9 would need a driver to deal with this.
It wouldn't bother me a bit to make a coco a slave to a PC if the PC could
act as a mass storage device with OS-9 as the OS for the coco.
Of course, a new ROM would be in order to make the boot happen.
Since my PC is almost always on, this could work for me.
It would seem that even a CC One (64K) could benefit from this even if it
did work a little slower. No disk drives at all !
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