[Coco] Newest Nitros9 and B&B

leonard leonard23 at verizon.net
Tue Aug 1 18:22:06 EDT 2006

Ok...Another question.  If I install the boot module, then all I need is the
device descriptor?  Like h0, h1?  I do have them, but since the Os-9
operating system has been optimized for the 6309 I assumed the software for
the B&B needed to be as well.  I do own the original disks for the
controller.  When the superboard becomes available I won't have to worry
about any of this stuff.  Hallelujah!!  I'm frothing at the bit for that,
but for now I have to work with what I have.  It will be worth the wait I'm
sure!  The good thing out of all this is that I learned how to get a dsk
image onto a real coco disk and learning is what it's all about for me.

Thanks to everybody for all the help.


-----Original Message-----
From: coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com [mailto:coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com] On
Behalf Of Joel Ewy
Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 11:30 AM
To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts
Subject: Re: [Coco] Newest Nitros9 and B&B

Robert Gault <robert.gault at worldnet.att.net> wrote:>leonard wrote:
>> ... where do I find the
>> drivers for the Burke & Burke hard drive?  I found something called
>> boot.burke that was located in the modules directory under 
  >> 6309/level2.  I
>> guess what I'm saying is that I do not understand what all the stuff is 
  >> on the disk.  ...

>There may not yet be any good installation docs for NitrOS-9 but you 
>should check the site. ...the docs need to be improved and they are 
  >being worked on.
>Boot.burke is the boot module for  use with a B&B controller. There >ought
also to be a module in  the RBF directory for the B&B controller 
  >but there isn't...
>Some of the drivers are available if you get the source code for the 
>NitrOS-9 project and compile it. Some hard disk drivers are being sold 
>by Cloud-9.
>However,  any hardware that you own should come with the needed >drivers
and  descriptors which can be used when os9gen-ing a NitrOS-9
  >disk. You should not need the NitrOS-9 distribution to provide you with 
  >drivers for Coco hardware that you previously bought.
This  is true, assuming that 10-20 year old drivers assembled for the 6809
version of OS-9 still work on current versions of NitrOS-9.  I'm  not saying
they won't, because I haven't done enough experimenting with  it yet.  But
it may be a consideration.  
  Is there any clearly defined way one could contribute to the documentation

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