[Coco] problems creating a boot disk from NitrOS9 03.02.09
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Fri Jan 22 00:27:31 EST 2010
On Thursday 21 January 2010, Bob Devries wrote:
>Answering my own question here.....
>I found that OS9Gen doesn't like to have blank lines in the file of modules
> that are to be included in the OS9Boot file. Live & learn.
>I also found out that edit will not work on a file that has a relative
>returns error 216.
>I'd bet that it tries to creat its SCRATCH file, but can't do that for some
>Regards, Bob Devries
Humm, edit? Nuh uh. I use 'ed' but it is not really ed, it is the vi made
from the tsedit disk using a patchset I found, and then when 3.2.8 came out,
it came with a device descriptor named vi, so I had to get uber cute with ded
and rename it in the directories to ed, and then ded vi itself to change its
name internally. Why? TBT, its the only decent editor the coco has unless
you want to use dynastar and learn to put up with its itty-bitty buffer that
you can only read forward in the file with. vi (now ed here) can use a 56k
buffer, whats not to like?
>Besides a mathematical inclination, an exceptionally good mastery of one's
> native tongue is the most vital asset of a competent programmer.
>Edsger W.Dijkstra, 18 June 1975
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Bob Devries
> To: coco at maltedmedia.com
> Sent: Friday, January 22, 2010 2:40 PM
> Subject: problems creating a boot disk from NitrOS9 03.02.09
> Hi All,
> I've been trying to create a custom boot disk from the latest NitrOS9
> distribution, V03.02.09.
> I'm booting from the supplied disk image (using VCC). I created my own
> bootlist file called myboot.bl in the /NITROS9/6309L2/BOOTLISTS directory,
> and my own mb.myboot script file, which is identical to the file
> standard.bl, except I rem'd out the instruction to delete bttemp (I
> thought I was having a problem there).
> The script works fine up to step 3, and then gives an error 215. It
> continues to the end correctly, except that no OS9Boot file is produced,
> and Tempboot is left on the target disk. It's in the OS9Gen phase that the
> failure occurs.
> When I do an ident of the tempboot file, it quits at the RBF file.
> Somehow, the RBF file is not being read correctly. However, if I ident the
> file RBF.mn in /DD/NITROS9/6309L2/MODULES/RBF, it comes up correct.
> I have checked the paths to each and every module included in the
> myboot.bl file, and I can't see anything wrong.
> Can anyone give me any clues?
> Regards, Bob Devries
> Besides a mathematical inclination, an exceptionally good mastery of
> one's native tongue is the most vital asset of a competent programmer.
> Edsger W.Dijkstra, 18 June 1975
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