[Coco] MESS Emulator

Robert Gault robert.gault at worldnet.att.net
Mon Feb 27 11:04:40 EST 2006

You probably are running into the problem that was just discussed here in 
length. Before you use the floppy on the Coco, run DSKINI.EXE on it from 
the PC. Then you can write to it on the Coco and read it on the PC from an 

When I say that the JV emulator works with real floppies, I'm not just 
repeating the docs that come with the emulator. I'm reporting actual 
results on my WIN98SE system.

John Donaldson wrote:
> Robert,
>   That is true, but if you set /d0 to say b: and then try and do even a 
> DIR /D0, it does not
> work. The drive spins but returns either a seek or rad error.  I have a 
> old 486 DX with
> a real 360K coco drive as the B drive.
>   You should be able to put a OS9 boot disk in it and it should boot 
> OS9. It does not.
> I know the drive works with a COCO, since I bought at one of the last 
> fests I attended.
> John donaldson
> Robert Gault wrote:
>> The JV emulator will access real floppies from within the emulator. 
>> You just need to tell the emulator that a drive# goes to a:, b:, or 
>> whatever your drive number is.

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