[Coco] format memory (was) Gotek floppy emulator

Bill Pierce ooogalapasooo at aol.com
Mon Feb 15 20:29:02 EST 2016

 Gene, on both my emulator and real Coco, smap shows 11k free. As I said, I can format from the cmd line, but not from within something else like the boot script from the ditro disks.

One thing I've noticed is that 3.3.0 does not like older drivers. It fares better with drivers built from the same build. Are all your drivers in the 3.3.0 boot current? Or did you use some of your older custom drivers?
I even formatted my 4 gig partions on my Glenside IDE with with my current boot.


Bill Pierce
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-----Original Message-----
From: Gene Heskett <gheskett at wdtv.com>
To: coco <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Mon, Feb 15, 2016 6:51 pm
Subject: Re: [Coco] format memory (was) Gotek floppy emulator

 I cannot format a disk from a fresh reboot. I may hear the drive step 2 to 4 times, but then it stops and I see flickering dashes in the video, as its crashed.  And it quite often takes several taps on the reset button if very quick cadence before it will again do a cold boot.  Wash, rinse and repeat.  And my normal boot has at least 11k of ram free, but for some reason, is not contiguous, but in 2 pieces. The gap I believe is the space between the end of the bootfile in memory, and the beginning of the 8k block with shell & some other utils to mostly fill an 8k block. The biggest piece has more than enough room for the 6144 byte track buffer.I am half tempted to go see if I can make format use only the bigger piece of memory as  my vfy can easily modify that in the executables header.  If I have any good luck, I'll report back.Cheers, Gene Heskett-- "There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."-Ed Howdershelt (Author)Genes Web page <http://geneslinuxbox.net:6309/gene>-- Coco mailing listCoco at maltedmedia.comhttps://pairlist5.pair.net/mailman/listinfo/coco

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