[Coco] enable no-halt disto driver

Stephen Castello zootzoot at cfl.rr.com
Sun Aug 20 21:55:41 EDT 2006

On Sun, 20 Aug 2006 21:16:29 -0400, Mike Pepe <lamune at doki-doki.net>
had a flock of green cheek conures squawk out:

>> If you want additional help, you are going to have to report an exact 
>> description of what you are doing. Generalizations mean nothing when it 
>> comes to troubleshooting. Posting, "It doesn't work!" or "I can't make 
>> it work." will get you nowhere.
>> So, post the contents of your mb and bootlist files. Which version of 
>> NitrOS-9 are you working with? Is this on an emulator or real Coco 
>> system? Specify in detail the hardware or emulator being used. What 
>> disks are in which drives and what are the drive specs?
>> You have implied you are using a Disto SCII but have not really said you 
>> are. So, do you have this controller or are you just trying to use the 
>> drivers with a normal controller? If you have the controller, what are 
>> the jumper settings, ie. is $FF58 or $FF74 I/O in use?
>Rob, that wasn't enough detail for you? heh
>Certainly. This is a real 512k CoCo 3 with a 6309. Playing with nos9 
>3.02.06 and a real Disto SC2.
>I extracted the bootlist from the floppy image on a linux box with 
>toolshed. I commented out the tandy 1773 line and removed the comment 
>from the $FF74 version of the SCII driver.
>I put it back into the image,and wrote the resulting image with omniflop 
>on my doze box (because that f{blank}ing pile of crap fdutils is almost 
>as useless as the mailing list that "supports" it, but I digress)
>Then booted the resultant disk, did a dmode on /d1 cyl=50 and ran the mb 
>script to build a new disk in /d1. The disk is formatted correctly.
>Step 2 (creating custom boot track) completes
>Step 3 (create the bootfile and boot track) always blows up. this run, 
>for instance, I got:

That line should be:  ../MODULES/SCF/m1.dd
Your missing one of the periods.


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