[Color Computer] [coco] Hard drive driver and dd for Nitro9
robert.gault at worldnet.att.net
Wed May 11 09:03:05 EDT 2005
OK, 246 is a generic error meaning more or less "I can't see the drive
so what the heck are you trying to do?" Could be caused by almost
anything from a power supply problem to software.
TOS is sectors per track zero. It certainly needs to match what is on
the drive but should not give a 246 (not ready) but 249 (wrong type) or
maybe 247 (seek error). I think the only point to TOS is for extra large
Can we assume that the hard drive works correctly with RGBDOS or HDBDOS?
That would eliminate many possibilities for error from consideration.
Are you confident that the hard drive has a correctly formatted OS-9
section? Can you look at LSN0 for the OS-9 section under Disk Basic to
confirm that an OS-9 section has been formatted?
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