[Coco] Files to os9
rbihler at msn.com
Sat Sep 27 17:32:13 EDT 2008
Well I have been able to get this going, thanks to all the patient people on
the list :)
What I have been doing is copying files from the Web, converting them into a
Virtual coco.dsk using the Toolbox - all on the PC. Then using Coco Floppy
disk utility to copy these images to a real 3.5" floppy that I can read in
the Coco. Here I am moving the files over to an IDE HD system that Chuck
Not sure what site I located the coco disk until from, should be able to
search for it.
Syntax has been my biggest issue at this time. It's been a long time since
I ran a coco and the commands are different.
RiBBS was a BBS package I had created years ago and passed on to Charles
West. It was unique in that It connected into the Fidonet network of
Computer on a Coco. We had been sending message across the country and
world in some cases before the Internet was online as it is now. BTW
Fidonet was A volunteer system, we paid our own phone bills :)
Many many evening of effort into this package and I just can't help myself
with visiting memory lane :)
----- Original Message -----
From: "John T Chasteen" <johnchasteen.2 at juno.com>
To: <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2008 3:22 PM
Subject: Re: [Coco] Files to os9
> Are you able to copy OS9 disk?
> What "CocoDiskUtility are you using?
> And what is RiBBS?
> On Thu, 25 Sep 2008 20:21:21 -0600 "Ron Bihler" <rbihler at msn.com> writes:
>> I have been bit by the bug again and have started to put together
>> coco hardware. Thanks to Chuck I have a huge head start on the
>> Coco, FDC, HDC, MPI system, story for another day !
>> I have also located many of the RiBBS files and wanted to move them
>> over to the Real COCO.
>> The Cocodisk util is working very well, if I format the disk on the
>> Real Coco I am able to use the PC to transfer over the dsk images.
>> What a life saver.
>> However now I want to transfer a bunch of RiBBS files, I have
>> located the file2dsk util. But at one file per disk this is going
>> to take forever. Is there another utility to create the dsk files.
>> Or another way to move these files over.
>> I guess I could load a term program and move them that way. Again
>> seems pretty slow and cumbersome. I also am against paying for the
>> utility to use the pc as a virtual disk. I have already spent so
>> muc money on the coco - I can't justify spending more on software
>> for an old computer :)
>> Am I missing a utility out there? I guess this would be a
>> worthwhile project and it should not be too hard to re-create the
>> disk structure?
>> Author of RiBBS
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