[Coco] Super IDE vs. Drive Pak
fwp at deepthought.com
Wed Nov 16 16:56:50 EST 2011
On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 04:15:21PM -0500, Aaron Wolfe wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 3:55 PM, Frank Pittel <fwp at deepthought.com> wrote:
> > What I want is for Boisy to find a way to use the eprom space on the SuperIDE and modify HDB
> > dos to work with the CF card and drivewire at the same time. :-)
> I wanted something like this too and asked about it, but apparently
> the only way to support multiple drive types like that is to use a 16k
> rom. HDBDOS is limited to an 8K rom for compatibility with all coco
> models and software. Boisy wasn't interested in going to a 16k rom
> for those reasons.
> Brett's CoCoBoot project is a nice workaround. It is able to talk to
> superide, floppy, drivewire, and more all at once and copy disks
> between them. it also can flash the rom slots in the superide,
> pulling the rom image from any of the above. lots of neat tricks.
I've been asking for this for a long time and Boisy has always made it clear
that there isn't room for it in the 8K rom and wasn't interested in making it
work with a 16K rom. I keep hoping, hope against hope that one day he gets tired
of me asking and makes the change. Something along the lines of a "SuperHDB dos"
for those of us with a SuperIDE interface. :-)
The Other Frank
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