[Coco] Floppy - less boot , was Re: VI and VIRQ
diegoba at adinet.com.uy
Tue May 13 19:57:26 EDT 2008
Now that it comes to mention. I've been trying to create a custom 1s35t
boot disk for my HDB-DOS / SuperIDE setup, completely unsuccessfully so far.
Looking around, I found a mention of the bug in the rb1773 driver, and
the symptoms match the ones I see, freezing after tb ...... at boot time.
Will this bug affect an attempt to boot from a HDB-DOS virtual drive?
When I try that, I get all the ..... at boot, and then bCCCC%%V Date
Save Unlink GrfDrv Backup Date # t*j , and final freeze.
Here is my bootlist file, which could be the cause of my problems...
* Kernel/System Section
* These modules are mandatory.
* RBF Section
* DriveWire driver (Cloud-9 product)
* DriveWire descriptors - select as needed
* SuperDriver Package (Cloud-9 product)
* Select Low level SCSI and/or IDE driver
* SuperDriver descriptors - select as needed
* SCSI descriptors (IDs 0-7)
* SCSI HDB-DOS descriptor
* IDE descriptors (master/slave)
* IDE HDB-DOS descriptor
* WD1773 floppy support for Tandy and compatible disk controllers
* WD1773 floppy support for Disto Super Controller II
* Floppy device descriptors
* DD - default device - choose one if needed
* D0 - drive 0 - choose one if needed
* D1 - drive 1 - choose one if needed
* D2 - drive 2 - choose one if needed
* D3 - drive 3 - choose if needed
* RAMDisk driver
* RAMDisk descriptors - select as needed
* Memory device descriptor
* SCF Section
* CoCo 3 I/O driver
* Joystick modules: choose Joystick OR
* (M)icrosoft or (L)ogitech mouse using 6551 or 6552 ACIA
* CoGrf/CoWin subroutine module
* Use CoWin with Multi-Vue; use CoGrf
* for basic text and graphic window support..
* Select only one.
* CoVDG I/O subroutine module
* Select one or both
* Select only one term descriptor
* Select as many window descriptors as needed
* Select as many VDG window descriptors as needed
* Serial port drivers
* CoCo Bit-Banger terminal port
* 6551 ACIA
* Tandy Modem Pak
* Printer drivers
* VRN is a driver module used by certain games, including King's Quest III,
* Leisure Suit Larry and Flight Simulator II. A /nil descriptor is also
* Pipe Section
* Pipes are a useful but optional part of a system.
* Clock Section
* Select one clock module depending upon your power line frequency
* (60Hz = USA/Canada; 50Hz = Europe, Australia)
* Select one clock2 module that supports your real-time clock, if any.
* Besides support for the internal software clock, the following
* hardware clocks are supported: Burke & Burke, Disto 2-N-1, Disto 4-N-1,
* Eliminator, Harris, SmartWatch, Cloud-9, the MESS emulator, Jeff
* Vavasour's CoCo emulator, and DriveWire.
* System Kick-Start Module
* Choose which startup module you wish to use. (sysgo_dd is recommended
* for most configurations.)
* Alternatively, this module can reside in the root directory of the
* boot device, saving precious system RAM.
> 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?
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