[Coco] Nitros9 problems
n6il at ocs.net
Tue Mar 24 16:54:03 EDT 2009
The nitros9 3.2.8 version you downloaded from nitros9.org(sourceforge)
is built from the default configuration (boot_1773_6ms, ddd0_40d,
d0_40d, etc.) and doesn't have Drivewire3 in it. To use this image
you'd have to write it to a floppy on another computer. I have
successfully downloaded the 6809 image and written the 80 track double
sided image to a 3.5" floppy and booted it up fine on real hardware
and on MESS (after renaming to .os9)
The drivewire3-enabled images are supplied by Cloud9 and are
downloaded from here: DriveWire 3. These images use a special boot_dw3
boot module that loads the rest of the disk from the drivewire
server. I got these disks to work on my real coco when I had HDB-DOS
running. I wrote this image to a floppy and tried it without HDB-DOS
(DECB 2.1) and it just went straight to OK prompt as Bill has explained.
If you want a disk that boots off of a normal floppy but still has
access to the drivewire3 /x0 /x1 /x2 /x3 devices someone will have to
build this for you. I can create this disk if someone wants it, it
only takes a few minutes.
On Mar 24, 2009, at 10:45 AM, Bill wrote:
> I downloaded the latest .zip of NitrOS9 files, but none of them will
> I'm sure I'm not doing something right, but maybe someone can tell
> me what.
> I downloaded nos96809l2v030208coco3.zip from
> http://www.nitros9.org/downloads.html, and unzipped it, tried to use
> one in turn in DriveWire3, but when I get everything set up and
> ready to
> boot, I type 'DOS' and all I get is 'OK'.
> Ideas? Thanks.
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