[Coco] problems creating a boot disk from NitrOS9 03.02.09
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Fri Jan 22 20:14:12 EST 2010
On Friday 22 January 2010, Gene Heskett wrote:
>On Friday 22 January 2010, Bob Devries wrote:
>>Robert, you said:
>>> It's a moot point since we are all obtaining the distribution disks from
>>> our PCs. Just use any PC text editor that can handle $0D as a line end,
>>> extract the script files from the .dsk images, edit them, and return
>>> them to the images.
>>I personally would much rather use an OS9 editor directly on the OS9
>> files, whether that be on the emulator or on the real coco.
>>ED/VI looks good, and I could use VED also, however, my point was that
>>there's only one editor on the NistrOS9 distribution disks, and that's
>> EDIT. If I want to quickly modify the standard.bl file to create a new
>> boot disk from the latest distro, I don't want to go through the hassle
>> of transferring the file to/from the PC to do that especially if I'm
>> using a real coco3.
>I am doing this on a real coco3. What you see posted here, is because I
> have a shell running on /t2, and minicom running here against that serial
> port feed the coco's rs-232 cable.
>If someone needs a file from my machine, I just goto the minicom session
>here, tell that shell to cd to where the file is, and type sz filename.
>Minicom triggers on the zmodem trigger string coming in from the coco, asks
>me where I want to put the file, and then Just Does It(TM).
>Unforch, the shell on the coco is NOT zmodem aware, so transfers the other
>way have to be done by preloading rz so the response time of the coco
> doesn't cause too many timeouts, then kill that shell on the coco, switch
> to a different window and run supercomm /t2, which is zmodem aware, and
> then wade thru the menu's minicom has to start sz on this end of the
> cable. Sometimes it takes several passes to get the transfer going, but
> zmodem is of course bulletproof if the coco version doesn't run out of
> timeouts & crash. That is its Achilles heel.
I also found just now that I can invoke rz from that shell, and then slam
thru the menus and send the file to the coco using that waiting rz session.
That will be a bunch easier on these 75yo legs. ;-)
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