[Coco] floppy controller & L1

Boisy G. Pitre boisy at boisypitre.com
Fri Apr 2 23:22:50 EST 2004

Deep in the bowels of the NitrOS-9 project is source for the Sardis 
Level 2 driver.  Someone should really backport that driver to Level 1. 
  It's not impossible, just takes some time, patience and a little 
skill.  I would do it, but I have way too many other projects on the 
plate right now.

Bottom line:  fill a need, lend a hand... the NitrOS-9 Project could 
use volunteers.

On Apr 2, 2004, at 4:39 PM, Kevin Diggs wrote:

> Hi,
> 	I have a driver disk. There are no L1 drivers. Only L2. Also have some
> doc-
> umentation. But not enough technical detail to write a driver.
> 					kevin
> 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 
>> 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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