[Coco] Cobbler and hard disks was:Re: shell in NitrOS-9
devries.bob at gmail.com
Thu Jan 21 20:59:36 EST 2010
Apart from the Burke&Burke XTROM system, I don't know of any Coco hard disk
system which will boot directly to OS9 from a cold start without a floppy
I've been hoping to see such a system for my SCSI setup, but it never
Regards, Bob Devries
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From: "Boisy G. Pitre" <boisy at tee-boy.com>
To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Friday, January 22, 2010 12:50 PM
Subject: Re: [Coco] shell in NitrOS-9
> On Jan 21, 2010, at 6:59 PM, Wayne Campbell wrote:
>> The shell that gets loaded (with all the merged modules in the file) has
>> a different ident from the shell_21 module in the same directory. Since
>> the shell that loads has the functionality of using cd/cx instead of
>> chd/chx, and type ahead, I presume it is shell+. What is shell_21? Should
>> I make a new shell file that uses it instead of the default shell?
> shell_21 is the original shell that came with OS-9 Level One/Level Two.
> The shell with the merged modules is indeed shell+.
>> Related, but not, can I cobbler a HD and make it a boot disk? I want to
>> try it, but I'm afreaid if it doesn't work, I'll have to reformat the
>> drive, and I just did that. I don't want to have to reformat the very
>> next day, so I'm asking first. lol
> cobbler writes out the bootfile in memory to a device. If your bootfile
> boots from a floppy disk, then cobbler'ing to a hard drive really doesn't
> buy you anything. Plus cobbler writes to track 34 (sectors 618-630) which
> would require special a special ROM. For those reasons, I don't think
> cobbler will work.
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