[Coco] VI and VIRQ
mark at cloud9tech.com
Tue May 13 14:54:56 EDT 2008
I'll let Boisy explain in more detail but yes you can talk/copy to a
HDB-DOS drive under NitrOS-9 and SuperDriver.
There are several things that need to be setup in the descriptor /sh.
Quoting Gene Heskett <gene.heskett at verizon.net>:
> On Tuesday 13 May 2008, Boisy G. Pitre wrote:
>> From your comments, I think you are misunderstanding OS-9's method
>> for executing programs.
>> Fact: if you type the name of a non-executable module (i.e. device
>> descriptor) at the shell prompt in an attempt to execute it, you will
>> get an error #234.
>> This is the way it has always worked in OS-9 and NitrOS-9. Nothing in
>> the last few releases of NitrOS-9 has changed in this regard.
>> I checked the King's Quest III bootfile. Here's the ident output:
>> 17 $C0 $47B370 . OS9p2
>> 67 $C0 $0B2322 . Init
>> 12 $C1 $FD1FEA . IOMan
>> 28 $D1 $EFBE13 . RBF
>> 9 $E1 $759161 . CC3Disk
>> 82 $F1 $FC1918 . D0
>> 82 $F1 $9F4210 . D1
>> 82 $F1 $E6B118 . DD
>> 13 $D1 $F946CA . SCF
>> 19 $E1 $0C8A2E . CC3IO
>> 1 $C1 $11ED90 . VDGInt
>> 83 $F1 $AB5AE5 . TERM
>> 10 $C1 $A18121 . Clock
>> 5 $11 $1006FE . CC3Go
>> 83 $F1 $577429 . VI
>> 22 $E1 $A128BF . AGIVIRQDr
>> There exists a module named VI in that bootfile, which would
>> immediately clash with the VI program you are trying to run. Again,
>> NitrOS-9 does nothing special or different in this regard. The issue
>> is a name clash between a program and a module in memory. The module
>> in memory wins out.
> I don't recall it that way, but it isn't worth a prolonged discussion either.
> I'll fix vi yet today. End of problem.
> Any idea about the rest of it, like the non booting ss35 disk? Or is it
> possible to do a basic "backup 0 to 127" from a 40 track DS disk? (my setup
> is a 1GB scsi disk, with HDB-DOS new enough to handle virtual floppies, but I
> don't recall what size the virtual's are, os9 side formatted for 4 sector
> Which brings up the question, is it possible to access these virtual disks
> from nitros9 with a carefully crafted SO, S1 etc descriptors for rbsuper?
>> Boisy G. Pitre
>> Email: boisy at boisypitre.com
>> Web: http://www.boisypitre.com
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> Cheers, Gene
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