[Coco] Howto for installing nitros9?
snhirsch at gmail.com
Fri Oct 10 07:41:54 EDT 2008
On Thu, 9 Oct 2008, Tony wrote:
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Chuck Youse"
>> <cyouse at serialtechnologies.com>
>> To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
>> Sent: Thursday, October 09, 2008 9:28 PM
>> Subject: Re: [Coco] Howto for installing nitros9?
>> On Thu, 2008-10-09 at 21:22 -0400, Steven Hirsch wrote:
>>> Title says it. Lots of handwaving and partial explanations. Cannot find
>>> a shred of concrete information on the subject.
>>> SourceForge site seems to have almost nothing in terms of documentation.
>>> Where to find this?
>> Not quite sure what you mean by "installing NitrOS-9". There isn't much
>> in the way of installation.. after all, it can run right out of ROM, no
>> disk at all..
>> Maybe you can explain what you're trying to do?
> Me thinks Steven is looking for a doc or walkthrough on setting up NitrOS9 on
> a hard disk.
> Specifically, how to get his Burke&Burke HD setup. Folders on HD, bootup
> files, devices/descriptors
> setup for booting NitrOS9 from the FDD and getting it to go as /dd on the
> hard disk, etc...
> Picture setting up a brand-new HDD setup on a CoCo3 with NitrOS9 - he needs
> instructions on
> setting the whole system up in HDD.
At this point, I'd settle for simply being able to boot it! I downloaded
a SSDD (180kB) 40-track image, copied it to a "real" floppy from my SVD
(disk simulator attached to floppy controller) and tried to boot it. It
displays the startup screen, grinds away a bit and halts with the drive
access LED on and the disk spinning. Never gets any further.
I think I handled the obvious stuff properly: Before trying the transfer,
I copied 'dmode' to my Tandy OS-9 system disk and configured both the SVD
and target disk drive for 40-tracks. The backup worked perfectly and
verified the correct number of sectors and the resulting disk reads
perfectly. The drive mechanisms I'm using are generic 5-1/4" DSDD units
that are certainly capable of 40-track operation.
I suspect there's some advance configuration required that I "should just
know to do..." (tm) :-). But it certainly won't run out of the box.
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