[Coco] enable no-halt disto driver
robert.gault at worldnet.att.net
Sat Aug 19 21:51:32 EDT 2006
Mike Pepe wrote:
> Robert Gault wrote:
>> Mike Pepe wrote:
>>> hey guys,
>>> playing with a disto SC2 here. how do I get the no-halt mode to work
>>> in nitros9? I'm guessing I need to build a new boot file with the
>>> proper driver installed?
>>> I forget how to do it...
>> Decide whether you need 6809 or 6309 for the CPU and select the
>> correct 80 track disk as that contains the needed modules. For
>> example, change to the directory NitrOS-9/6309L2/BootLists and List
>> the standard.bl file. You will see many entries for the WD1773 disk
>> Comment out the Tandy rb1773.dr and select the Disto SCII driver
>> required for your system based on the needed I/O address, $FF74 or
>> $FF58. It hardly matters with an emulator but is important with
>> hardware. The I/O port is controlled by a jumper in the controller and
>> should be set so that there are no conflicts with for example a hard
>> disk interface.
>> Select the desired descriptors for the drives you have.
>> Now you can change directories to NitrOS-9/6309L2/Scripts and use mb
>> to create a bootable disk with the no-halt drivers.
> Thanks for refreshing my memory.
> Now I need to refresh my memory on how edit works.
> Is there some sort of nice modern editor I should be using instead? Edit
> is *so* retro.
Assuming this is pure Coco and not an emulator, try scred, sled, tsedit,
or dynastar. Some of these are on RTSI.
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