[Coco] NitrOS-9 V03.02.01 Release

Robert Gault robert.gault at worldnet.att.net
Thu May 20 08:25:44 EDT 2004

Frederick D Provoncha wrote:
> The system I'm using is a little complex, but it usually works just fine.
> I'm downloading the images using a Pentium II PC running Windows 2000.
> This PC doesn't have a 5 1/4" drive, so I unzip the files using
> 'ZipItFast Pro' and save the unzipped disk images to a 3 1/2" floppy. I
> then transfer that floppy to a 386 PC running MS-DOS, which has 3 1/2"
> and 5 1/4" drives. I copy the disk images to the 386 PC's hard drive, and
> insert an unformatted 5 1/4" floppy in the 386's 5 1/4" drive. I then
> execute the dskini command as stated on the NitrOS9 website. I then
> transfer the 5 1/4" disk to my Coco and attempt to boot the disk without
> success. Usually this transfer method works fine for most other stuff
> I've tried transferring. I just seem to have trouble with these
> double-sided disk images.

The version of DSKINI.EXE probably is OK. There have been issues in the 
past using 5 1/4" drives that require BIOS adjustments. Since I use a 
3.5" drive on both PC and Coco, I've not paid too much attention to BIOS 
settings. Do a Google newsgroup search for this.

My suggestion would be to get a 3.5" drive and install it on the Coco.

By the way, what do you see on your 5.25' drive when you boot into OS-9 
with a different system disk attempt to read the problem disk?

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