[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
On Apr 2, 2004, at 4:39 PM, Kevin Diggs wrote:
> 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:
>>>> 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
>> -- 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
>> which module. If I find the instructions, you can have them and the
>> 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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