[Coco] double sided disks
mark at cloud9tech.com
Sun Jul 3 20:54:42 EDT 2005
At 11:46 AM 7/3/2005, Frank Pittel wrote:
The LS-120 drive is an ATAPI device. HDB-DOS doesn't support ATAPI devices,
>On Sun, Jul 03, 2005 at 09:05:04AM -0700, Robert Emery wrote:
> > I suspect Robert G. is right about this. If you want to Frank, you can
> make the
> > second side work as drive 1 by issuing POKE55454,65. You could actually
> use it
> > as 1 or 2 then.
>I think in the long run I'll be better off sticking with the defaults.
> > Your best move though, would probably be to add a 3.5" 1.4Meg floppy
> drive as
> > the second drive, which would work as drives 1 and 3 under HDB-DOS.
> This makes
> > CoCo<->PC file transfers very easy. New 720K 3.5" disks can still be found.
>I've got an LS120 drive and although it doesn't work with hdb-dos it works
>fine with nitros9. I'm starting to think that getting a 3.5" drive might be
>a good idea. I've got drivewire for transfering files between my coco and pc.
> > I started out with a simple basic program that poked RSDOS for double sided
> > drives and various other patches. Eventually it evolved into Color FOG
> > Operations GUI). Wish I had started it 10 years ago.
> > cheers,
> > Bob
> > > You need to know what Cloud-9 expects in terms of drive numbers. The
> > > typical numbering for double sided drives follows:
> > >
> > > Physical drive # Logical Coco drive #
> > > 1 0 & 2
> > > 2 1 & 3
> > >
> > > Try DSKINI2 and DIR2 on your system.
> > >
> > > Frank Pittel wrote:
> > > > I finally got a floppy drive for my coco3. It's a 501 with
> > > > a 501 controller. For the most part I got it working but
> > > > see a couple of issues that I can't seem to get past.
> > > >
> > > > When I got the drive it was suppose to have been "moded"
> > > > by cloud9 to function as a double sided drive. However when
> > > > trying to execute "dir1" nothing seems to happen on the drive
> > > > and eventually it times out with an error. I tried using a 502
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