[Coco] Glenside IDE booting problems
robert.gault at att.net
Thu Dec 2 21:38:55 EST 2010
Don Johnson wrote:
> Okay, well let me restate my problem and try to fill in some of your questions.
> 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 stops.
> That is as far as I have gotten.
OK, it would seem you would like to boot into OS-9 from a floppy and then have
access to the hard drive. That would require you to use the normal Boot module
for floppies and Init and Sysgo should point to the floppy as the default
directories; /D0 and /D0/CMDS.
For this to work, all you need to do is add a Glenside driver and descriptor to
the OS9Boot file. Not having the Glenside package, I've no idea how easy their
documentation is to follow. Gene and Willard can offer advise on that score.
As Gene requested, please post the contents of your new OS9Boot file. That is
easily obtained. Once you have created the new boot disk enter
and a list of the contents will be printed to the screen. Each module listed
should say Good and you should list all the module names. The list should look
exactly like any other OS9Boot file you have created, except for the presence of
the Glenside driver and descriptor.
Can we assume you have been able to create any boot disks that work for a pure
floppy system and actually boot you into OS-9?
Make sure that your new boot disk contains a shell and gfrdrv in the CMDS directory.
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