[Coco] KenTon - determining size of SCSI hard drive? (RGB-DOS HD-UTILS)

Gene Heskett gheskett at shentel.net
Mon Feb 6 21:02:44 EST 2017

On Monday 06 February 2017 12:27:32 Allen Huffman wrote:

> > On Feb 6, 2017, at 10:33 AM, Mark Marlette
> > <mmarlette at frontiernet.net> wrote:
> >
> > Allen, SuperDriver will query the drive but requires about a 2004 or
> > newer version of NitrOS-9 v3.xx??
> Is the driver in NitrOS-9 the SuperDriver Cloud-9 used to sell? If so,
> awesome.
> There was an RS-DOS utility with RGB-DOS that would do this, but it
> was not part of the HDB-DOS disk I bought.
> For OS-9, I expected there would be a getstat call in the SCSI driver
> I could use, but I don't have documentation on this.
> >  There are bits in the descriptor, etc. To tell the driver to query
> > size. If you have partitions you want to make sure you don't or you
> > won't have your partitions. Check out the documentation of the
> > support section of the Cloud-9 web site There currently is a thread
> > on building scsi driver for the TC^3.   Regards,
> I will take a look. Hopefully I can compile that scsiquery command and
> it will work with the super driver. I am using the KenTon low level
> driver, and just need to figure this out so I can make sure I have
> formatted and tested all my SyQuest drives and then I can sell them.
> I also am using SuperIDE for the clock! I need to find a clock
> solution for once I let the SuperIDE go to a new home.
> 		-- Allen

Drivewire handles that, bringing the coco clock up to date by setting it 
frpm the pc's clock, which if ntpd is running, is only microseconds from 
NBS time in Colorado Springs.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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