[Coco] DE1 ALTERA coco3

Camillus camillus.b.58 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 19 00:04:31 EST 2015

I'm so sorry,

I do not have much of exprience myself with OS9, then DIR and LS, PWD and some other commands.
My doing was only to see if it would do something, wen I load a .vhd file in DW and then try "dos" or dir on my FPGA Board ( DE1). 

I do much appreciate what you guys try to do, but I feel sorry that I wast your time.
If you guys want to answer, that is OK. But do not feel obligated. I think that the only way to learn is to do things, and that was exactly what I'm trying to do. 

I do have a question though of which I would like an answer asap.
Is the documentation from DW3(coud9) usable on DW4 ( dw4 project site ) ?

thanks guy's  for looking over my shoulder... 


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On 12/18/2015 12:50:44 AM, Dave Philipsen <dave at davebiz.com> wrote:
Ok, I think I understand what you're trying to do but I honestly don't
have any experience with vhd files. I've only ever run a CoCo emulator
once or twice.

It sounds like you're trying to convert an OS9 vhd file so that it can
be used with Drivewire. In theory it shouldn't be too difficult to do
but I don't know if anyone's come up with a way to do it.


On 12/17/2015 11:21 PM, camillus gmail wrote:
> Thanks Dave, I look into that.
> What I want to do, is not easy to explain in e few words...LOL
> What I tried to do is, to put an existing OS9.vhd file ( sourced from some archive )
> into drive 0 in DW, and then I can do Dir on the FC ( = fpga coco ) that gives me the usual garbled of being a OS9 disk. But "dos" does give me an "ok" prompt. "bootos9" gives "sn error".
> So what is the use of vhd files and how do I use those.
> This is just playing Dave, please do not loose any sleep over it.
> I will hopefully bring my setup along at the cocofest, and then maybe some more experienced person. will set me on the right track.
> cb
> On 12/17/2015 5:48:17 PM, Dave Philipsen wrote:
> Hi, Camillus. Check the CoCo3FPGA group file section. Gary has been
> constantly updating the documentation and it should be included in one
> of the more recent releases.
> A quick summary: KEY3 = reset, KEY0 when held down during reset will
> bring up the "3 mugateers" easter egg.
> SW0 off = normal speed, on = turbo speed.
> With DW under NitrOS9 you can create very large drives, probably much
> larger than you would ever need to use. What do you want to do?
> Dave Philipsen
> On 2015-12-17 16:39, Camillus wrote:
>> Hi, super coco users,
>> Is there anywhere some info about the working of all the switches and
>> buttons, on the DE1 Altera Board?
>> Or any User Manual when fpgacoco core is installed?
>> ( to Dave, the file you sended was ok. OS9 booted right up.)
>> I need also someone who can help me in the right direction to run FLEX
>> on this board.
>> Then my last question, I can only use 4 drives is DW4, so vdh disks
>> are out of my range, but I hope I'm wrong again...LOL
>> Any help on that?
>> thanks y'all in advance
>> Camillus
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