[Coco] Need More Help On COCO3
mark at cloud9tech.com
Thu May 22 12:01:41 EDT 2008
Quoting John T Chasteen <johnchasteen.2 at juno.com>:
> Thanks for your speedy reply.
> I haven't done anything yet with my new 4n1 unit. I do get the HDB-DOS
> menu. I don't have the IDE hard drive connected. I think I can store over
> 200 floppies on the CF unit. I know that I can have the CF and the IDE HD
> connected at the same time. With this configuration. where and how do I
> and use the 4n1 unit???
The 4n1 requires a CF slot. Ther eis one on the SuperIDE. If you have
a IDE Compact Flash Adapter board, then you can plug it in to there.
If not then you can't.
> I had the idea that I could have the pre-configured CF unit and the 4n1
> connected at the same time but I don't where to connect the 4n1 unit.
> If I use a SD unit in the 4n1 unit, what do I have to do to the save both
> types (DOS and Nitros OS9) of files?
Same commands that you would normally use. The SuperIDE/CF changes
nothing of how the OS saves files, only where it is stored.
> I also sent another e-mail yesterday asking how I can backup my new
> boot CF. I thought there might be some way to use the 4n1 unit to make
> a backup my Boot CF.
I use a program on the PC that you have to purchase. There is a free
one that someone mentioned here call WinDD IIRC. Some use Linux's dd.
There is no image software written on the CoCo, too many projects and
not enough time.
> I did get on your clouf9tech web site and down load doc from your
> "SUPPORT" directory. The information in these files may help to
> learn how use my coco system.
> Thanks for your help
> On Thu, 22 May 2008 08:26:00 -0500 Mark Marlette <mark at cloud9tech.com>
>> I'm not sure what you did but the 4n1 and CF can both be installed
>> the same time. The 4n1 just allows other devices to look like a CF.
>> You have to watch how you configure the IDE bus. You CAN NOT have
>> masters or two slaves. You must configure as a master/slave.
>> Do you get the HDB-DOS menu screen at power up?
>> Does it work with the CF plugged in to the SuperIDE? If yes then it
>> a configuration issue. If no then did you flip the dip switch on the
>> side of the SuperIDE and booting out of the wrong bank?
>> Quoting John T Chasteen <johnchasteen.2 at juno.com>:
>> > Good Evening Coco Friends
>> > I have fears that I may mess up my new configured Cloud-9 CF unit
>> > using my coco3 system with
>> > my Cloud-9 Super IDE interface unit. I need information on how to
>> back up
>> > my Cloud-9 configured CF unit. I do have a Drive Wire unit that I
>> > used. I just got back my MPI unit which Cloud-9 has
>> > just finished repaired.
>> > Some way I messed up when I ordered my 4N1 adapter. I thought I
>> would be
>> > able to have both units connected on the one coco3 system. Do I
>> have to
>> > configure the attached memory card so I store fixes?
>> > I found Cloud-9's CF Adapter FAQ file and it does help some.
>> > I do have an Xp to use with the Drive wire cable and software.
>> > I'm desperate and want to use the Super IDE unit but am afraid of
>> > damaging the configured CF.
>> > All help will be appreciated.
>> > John
>> > John
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