[Coco] System gen problem - SOLVED!!
aawolfe at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 16:21:56 EST 2010
This seems to be a different issue than Steve and Robert had. If I
understand it correctly, their systems boot fine off the non-dw
hardware, but once booted they are unable to access DW drives. The dw
clock does work, not sure about the printer device.
In your case, it's almost the opposite.. you cannot boot from the
non-dw device. It's good to know that booting from DW does work
fine, but we need to sort these issues out. Unfortunately I do not
have floppy or hard disk controllers here, so it's very difficult to
do any troubleshooting on issues that do not effect booting from DW.
We will get things sorted, but it may take some time and cooperation
from others if they are willing to help.
One thing that way be important is that using the latest drivers with
older versions of NitrOS9 is not supported. If you want to use the
latest drivers, you must also use the latest operating system. This
may or may not explain the problems Steven and Robert have, still
waiting to hear on that.
The DW4 beta server can provide quite a bit more diagnostic logging
than older servers, and I can add additional tests very easily if
needed. It would be preferable to use this platform for
troubleshooting if possible.
On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 2:54 PM, Tim Fadden <t.fadden at cox.net> wrote:
> I think I know what is happening, but I do not know why.
> Here is what I have observed so far:
> I used the nos96809l2v030209coco2_dw3.dsk
> dsaved the contents to my hard drive. used save to add my specific drivers
> that are not supplied ie: scsisys
> I then edited the dw3.bl for my desired boot config.
> after many iterations, I have observed that the /d0/os9boot is NEVER read!
> I made sure that I used the proper dd etc.
> Now, If I have drivewire running with a suitable disk image in /x0, the
> system will come up on the drive wire image.
> If drivewire is not running, the boot fails at the very begining. KREL boot
> KRN t0 fails here.
> Here is the kicker. I deleted the os9boot from the boot floppy Same
> scenario! drivewire server running it boots, not running fail.
> Whatever directs to the os9boot file ONLY points to the drivewire server x0.
> I don't know the exact internals going on, but perhaps this will give you a
> On 2/12/2010 9:09 AM, Aaron Wolfe wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 8:44 AM, Robert Gault<robert.gault at att.net>
>>> Aaron Wolfe wrote:
>>>> I created new disk images with the latest drivers and NitrOS-9 from CVS:
>>>> These work with DW3 or DW4 servers equally well, but do not contain
>>>> any of utilities needed to use the extra features that DW4 provides.
>>>> They are essentially equivalent to the previously released disk
>>>> Boisy is going to update the Cloud9 link to point to this set as well.
>>>> Hopefully this will resolve the issue.
>>> I just tested the current rbdw3.dr and dw3.sb for DW3 Level2 6309 as
>>> from the cvs source code and from the url given in your message.
>>> Unfortunately they don't work on my system. Nothing gets through to the
>>> I'm assuming you tested them so there must be some system dependent
>>> not easy to spot.
>> As I sit here pondering, I had some thoughts and questions..
>> Are you using the exact disks I put on the sourceforge site, i.e.
>> booting from DriveWire? Or are you taking the drivers and making your
>> own disk, to boot from some other hardware?
>> If you're making your own disk, are you putting the drivers on a disk
>> with old NitrOS9, or are you also using the version of NitrOS-9 from
>> the disks I made (or from recent CVS)?
>> What is the version number?
>> Could you describe the other drivers used in your system, or post a
>> bootlist? I wonder if you and Steven have some 3rd party hardware in
>> Could you send me the output of the "devs" command from your system?
>> If you have time to think about this and help troubleshoot, great,
>> otherwise I'm sure this will sort itself out eventually as things tend
>> to do :)
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