[Coco] Newest Nitros9 and B&B
leonard23 at verizon.net
Tue Aug 1 23:07:40 EDT 2006
Uh Oh...I'm going to get a lot more confused before this is over, but I
guess that's the learning curve kicking in :)! I made up a boot disk awhile
back and included the bbhdisk driver, and the (2) descriptors h0, & h1 (I
have 2 drives). After nitros9 booted up changed the data and execution
directories in the text file called startup and everything seemed to work
ok. Guess I need a more dumbed down explanation of what exactly this boot
module thing is.
I really appreciate all the info. Sometimes when I'm learning about new
things it takes awhile before I can digest it all. Please bear with me as I
struggle with the language.
From: coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com [mailto:coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com] On
Behalf Of John Donaldson
Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 7:09 PM
To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts
Subject: Re: [Coco] Newest Nitros9 and B&B
First NitrOS9 will NOT boot from the Hard Drive. The NitrOS9 boot
will reside on the /D0 floppy. After it boots from /D0, it turns control
over to the hard drive and the system then runs from the hard.
Drive. I made a 40T DSDD boot disk and that is what I boot with. You
will need to include the hard
Drive Discripters and the Hard Drive Manager in the boot file. Once
control is turned over to the hard
Drive, /DD will be /H0.
>Ok...Another question. If I install the boot module, then all I need is
>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.
>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
>>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
>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
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