[Coco] Linux version of toolshed now available
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Sun Sep 18 20:42:02 EDT 2005
On Sunday 18 September 2005 19:04, John R. Hogerhuis wrote:
>On Sun, 2005-09-18 at 18:49 -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> The docs are printing now, but John, I have to ask, is the picture
>> intended to show that this is for vintage computing stuff? I mean
>> the roof leaks and its obviously a bit drafty for cold weather usage,
>> older even than our coco is I'm sure :-).
>I didn't choose the picture, afaik that's Boisy's guest house.
>Actually I just assumed it was the rotting abandoned corpse of Radio
Excuses excuses... :-)
>> I might add, its certainly timely, if it helps me get the
>> current job done, its earned a hearty thank you.
But does it have some utils to replace fdutils? I haven't seen
anything along those lines. I'm beginning to think I need to have
Boisy send Madam LaBeau up here to throw a spell of something.
Humm, maybe I have to reboot so it can find the drive, it was hooked
up after the last reboot. Here is the message I'm getting from
[root at coyote fdutils-5.5]# /usr/local/bin/setfdprm /dev/fd1 -y -p
/dev/fd1: No such device or address
It does exist:
[root at coyote fdutils-5.5]# ls -l /dev/fd1
brw-rw---- 1 root floppy 2, 1 Feb 23 2004 /dev/fd1
I'll try the reboot as soon as the ToolShed docs are finished. And
they just now are done.
Humm, the reboot didn't fix that, but did tell me I was trying to run
the wrong drive as its the only one hooked up, so its fd0. And after
cleaning house of all old fdutils pieces, now its got a new problem.
Seems the kernels floppy.c driver now needs a friggin patch to handle
floppy formats that have a sector 0. And the only available patch is
for a nearly 2 year old 2.6.4 kernel, and it won't apply to my
current 2.6.13-rc5 kernel.
It never rains but what it pours. :-( And frankly, we need a slow, 2"
soaker up here in WV, way too long a dry spell.
I'll send Roy the disk tomorrow. Simpler that way.
>Hope it helps you :-)
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