[Coco] System gen problem
snhirsch at gmail.com
Sun Feb 7 18:22:36 EST 2010
On Sun, 7 Feb 2010, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> I actually think I'm not even getting far enough to worry about the
>> descriptors. The server is not even getting a request from the CoCo. The
>> Coco hangs immediately when I try to access the dw drive, but clearly no
>> communication with the server is actually taking place. Something more
>> fundamental is wrong, but what?
> Possibly a /p descriptor and scbbp.dr have already grabbed the bitbanger
I tried it without them as well.
> or the cable is foobar. Since we're only talking about a 3 wire &
> ground cable,
The cable works fine when I switch to the HDB ROM and boot from Drivewire.
If the basics weren't operational I wouldn't be trying the fancy stuff.
Let's look at this another way, what is the suggested sequence for setting
up DW when you are building a system from scratch? I have RTFM - in fact,
every such manual I have. Sure looks like the new system is being put
together in the recommended manner: edited a standard.bl bootlist and run
the script against it. It boots and logs the hard drive correctly.
'mdir' tells me that all the DW modules are there.
Certainly possible that I have the descriptor mismatched with the virtual
drive on the DW server, but I would at least expect the counters in the
DW display to show an incoming command. Nothing appears, which implies no
communication from the new system.
When I boot over DW using the pre-made image, things march along as you'd
Very much open to suggestions!
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