[Coco] floppy controller & L1

Kevin Diggs kevdig at hypersurf.com
Fri Apr 2 17:39:02 EST 2004


	I have a driver disk. There are no L1 drivers. Only L2. Also have some
umentation. But not enough technical detail to write a driver.

KnudsenMJ at aol.com wrote:
> >   Kevin Diggs <kevdig at hypersurf.com> wrote:
> >  >Hi,
> >  >    I have a Sardis Technology Dual mode controller. Isn't
> >  >this one of those "no halt"
> >  >beasties? Anyone know where I can find an OS9 L1 driver?
> I still use on on my Coco3 setup, mostly for OS-9.   I don't recall whether I
> had it running on OS-9 Level 1, or didn't get it till I had Level 2.  But I'm
> sure that *somewhere* I have the original distro disk with the drivers on it.
> FWIW, I stopped running its no-halt driver when I installed B&B hard drives
> -- word was that the no-halt driver had "interactions" that could screw up your
> hard drive.
> If you have no HD, or use an IDE, then you should be OK to run no-halt.  The
> installation requires you to zap a byte or two in the OS9 kernel, I forget
> which module.  If I find the instructions, you can have them and the disk.
> Funny question popped into my head -- would there be any sense in an RSBASIC
> no-halt driver?  Maybe for some fancy assembly-language data gathering app,
> that could do its own multi-tasking while the disk is doing I/O?
> --Mike K.
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