[Coco] Call for Volunteers

Steve Ostrom smostrom at mn.rr.com
Mon Jun 13 21:31:58 EDT 2005

Ken, could you describe how the card connects to the computer (I assume 
it fits in a mother board slot) and especially how the drives are 
connected to the card.  Do you need two drives for a drive to drive 
transfer, or does it use memory and prompts for a switch in diskettes? 
Do the drives need a power supply?  Do I just connect my Coco drive 
system to the Catweasel?


-- Steve --

Ken Carlin wrote:

> <snip>
>> Ken, any experience using Catweasel?  Someday I'll get enough time to 
>> try mine.
>> -- Steve --
> <snip>
> Steve:
> I haven't tried it out as much as I'd like, but in the limited testing 
> I've done it works *very* well.  There are a couple of potential 
> pitfalls to using it, though.  I have a Catweasel 4, and the latest 
> drivers for it only work under XP, while the computer I have it on is 
> a Win98 machine.  It's not really an issue, though, since I'm using 
> Tim Mann's (http://www.tim-mann.org/catweasel.html) excellent 
> Catweasel read/write tools.  All this software wants is a true DOS 
> prompt.  It works extremely well for most CoCo disks - the only 
> exception I've found so far is Gantelet 2.  I have not yet found a way 
> to read that one in.

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