[Coco] Nitros9 boot disk

L. Curtis Boyle curtisboyle at sasktel.net
Sat Apr 7 13:24:23 EDT 2018

If I remember correctly, a Y cable doesn’t like having two pieces of hardware at the same address (which a floppy controller and the CocoSDC, since it emulates one, would be), so they will argue with each other as to who is supposed to respond. Y cables were more meant for hardware at completely different addresses (and fully decoded). 

L. Curtis Boyle
curtisboyle at sasktel.net

> On Apr 7, 2018, at 10:48 AM, rietveld rietveld <rietveldh at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Quick question for the Nitros9 guys
> I Boot up Nitros9 using a 51/4 system disk configured to the hardware
> This works perfectly. I copied the system disk to the SDC as NITROS9. DSK. Then connected the SDC and disto board to the coco BUS with a 'Y' cable. When I launch the disk image using 'DOS' it will only boot halfway then fail
> Is i‎t because I am using a 'y' cable and the SDC pak? The same setup(with the Y cable) will still boot using the 5 1/4 disk and drive?
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