[Coco] Glenside IDE booting problems
coco at fivejohnsons.com
Thu Dec 2 20:19:06 EST 2010
Sorry, I don't see anything being printed on the other than
On 2010-12-02, at 5:00 PM, gene heskett wrote:
> On Thursday, December 02, 2010 07:53:19 pm Don Johnson did opine:
>> Okay, well let me restate my problem and try to fill in some of your
>> For a first step I copied the drivers available from the Glenside disk
>> to the module directory on a copy of the OS-9 Boot disk. I re-named
>> the cc3hdisk_16_50.dr driver to cc3hdisk.dr because after many failed
>> attempts the config utility program in the next step seemed to be
>> looking for that name. I did not re-name the h0_16.dd.
>> I then called the config command from the Boot disk and followed the
>> instructions as directed on screen, as described in the OS-9 manual,
>> Chapter 7, on how to create a new system diskette. During that process
>> I selected to include the module for printer (P), PIPE, /d0_35S,
>> /d1_35S, and /h0_16. I selected the TERM_WIN with all the available
>> windows. I put in a newly formatted floppy and let the work begin in
>> created a new system disk.
>> When I tried to boot into OS-9 with that system disk (floppy), which I
>> believe to have been built with a hard drive device, it starts off
>> normal enough with the 'OS-9 BOOT' message on the screen, and then
>> shortly after that the word 'FAILED' appears below and the floppy
> Ok, a further question here, at the top left of the screen, it should start
> to print something, probably 'KREL boot' if the unmarked boottrack was
> found and loaded, which may be followed by some of the other names included
> in the os9boot file if it is successfully loaded and read. There may be a *
> followed by a single ascii character, which is $80 is added to it,
> represents the error number.
> Please copy to the this list, every character it prints at the top of the
> screen, preserving case and all.
>> That is as far as I have gotten.
>> There is no error message other than 'FAILED' and I don't get a shell
>> prompt, so I guess you could say the system locked up, but a reset
>> will take me back to the DECB prompt.
> This is normal if the boot was not successful.
>> I don't know what the boot
>> process is looking at. I don't know if there is a /DD descriptor in
>> the OS9Boot, and I don't know what the Init would be either. Any help
>> in how to figure these things out would be useful information as well.
>> I'm sure it is probably in the OS-9 manual somewhere but I haven't
>> managed to read that far yet, and neither /DD or Init appear in the
>> glossary or index.
>> As I stated in my original message I must be missing something. I've
>> read through the documentation sent with the interface boards and have
>> not seen, or understood there to be, any other steps required. "All
>> you need to do to make a new boot disk is to add the hard disk driver
>> and hard disk descriptor to your boot file". I believe I have done
>> that with the creation of a new System diskette with the hard drive
>> driver and descriptor included. I may be wrong.
>> While I was successful in running the detect_ide.b09 program to see the
>> ide hard drive attached to the interface, I was not able to format the
>> drive because I could never start OS-9 with a hard drive device name.
>> It is kind of hard to say "format /h0" when it doesn't know what /h0
>> is, and I do get an error when I try it but you probably already
>> guessed that.
>> On 2010-12-02, at 4:47 AM, Robert Gault wrote:
>>> You can't expect to get useful answers if you don't tell us what is
>>> going wrong. Merely saying the Glenside IDE does not work for me
>>> tells us next to nothing.
>>> When you try your boot disk, is it a floppy or a Basic disk on the
>>> hard drive? Whichever, what do you see on the screen after entering
>>> DOS? Does the boot process go at all but look for files on the wrong
>>> drive? Are there any error messages or does the whole system just
>>> lock up? How did you create the boot disk and what is the content of
>>> the OS9Boot file supposed to be? Is the Boot module one for a floppy
>>> or one for the IDE unit? What do the /H0 and /DD descriptors point
>>> to? What does Init point to?
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> Cheers, Gene
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