[Coco] Success at resurrecting a CoCo (26-3001) with a 26-3029 FDC.
jcewy at swbell.net
Sun Oct 12 17:53:53 EDT 2008
Ryan Pritchard wrote:
> I would like to thank everyone out there who over the past almost 2
> months, have provided insight and assistance with my quest to
> resurrect a CoCo 1.
Glad to hear you got it working.
> During my journey, I successfully upgraded the CoCo 1 from 16K to
> 64K. Confirmed that the 26-3029 FDC was working, and even managed to
> get 3 out of 4 of my spare 3.5" 1.44MB floppy drives working on the
> CoCo 1 with 720K diskettes. Not to mention the spare 5.25" 80 track
> 96tpi double/quad (depending on who you talk to) density drive that I
> had with my GIMIX equipment, that first confirmed the FDC was fully
> Thanks to other discussions about how to create real floppy diskettes
> from the image files, I was able to boot NitrOS-9 after the first
> attempt at making a copy of the 3.5" boot diskette on a Pentium IV IBM
> NetVista workstation running Windows XP Professional of all things.
> The Fdrawcmd.sys and CoCoDisk combo worked marvelously.
> Ryan Pritchard
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