[Coco] My coco hates me :-(
goosey at virgo.sdc.org
Sun Mar 15 13:05:11 EDT 2009
...But at least I've found out why.
I've never had good luck with a hard drive on my CoCo. First with an
LR-Tech SASI drive, then with Glenside IDE.
When it works, OS-9 on a hard drive is a thing of beauty. That
beauty, however, has always been tarnished for me by the fact that I
always end up spending more time finding and fixing hard-drive
screwups than getting anything interesting done.
There were always plenty of excuses. "It's overheating." "The SASI
to MFM board is dying." "The IDE drive is dying." "Something doesn't
understand clustering." "The IDE drive doesn't meet the ATA spec."
"The MPI is dying." Etc.
Now, however, I may have found the real reason. I was fighting this
friday night, swapping paks in and out of the mpi, trying to get a
usable configuration, when I tried booting up without the Deluxe
RS-232 pak. And that *worked*!
Anybody have any guesses why and how a stock Tandy Deluxe RS-232 pak
would interfere with a Glenside IDE board (addressed at FF70)?
Willard Goosey goosey at sdc.org
Socorro, New Mexico, USA
I search my heart and find Cimmeria, land of Darkness and the Night.
-- R.E. Howard
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