[Coco] MESS Emulator
johnadonaldson at sbcglobal.net
Mon Feb 27 20:14:59 EST 2006
DSKINI formated the diskette. the JV/JC emulator returns Error 247 seek
Robert Gault wrote:
> Before you try anything else, place a fresh disk (or one with no
> important data) in drive B: and use the PC utility DSKINI.EXE to
> format it
> DSKINI B: /T35
> Then start the JV/JC emulator and see if the disk in drive B: can be
> read with a DIR3. If you still can't read the disk, then there is some
> BIOS or hardware issue on the PC. Post the results of this test.
> If the disk could be read on the emulator, place the disk in a Coco
> drive and copy some files to it. Take it back to the PC and try to
> read it with the emulator.
> John Donaldson wrote:
>> I wish you would tell me how to make it work. I am using a 486 DX
>> running MSDOS
>> 6.2. I have a 3" drive on A: and a real 360K drive on B: I bought a
>> real copy of TSWORD
>> for both RDOS and OS9. On the emulator I have 4 discrptors setup the
>> 4th is setup for
>> 35TSSSD which is what the COCO OS9 disk is formated in. I set the
>> emulator to have
>> drive B: as /D3. When I put the diskette in and do a DIR /D3, the
>> drive spins but returns
>> an error. I also put a fresh diskette in and tryed to format it and
>> again it failed. It is the
>> same for both the JV and JC emulators. I know the drive is good
>> because I can format
>> read/write under MSDOS.
>> John Donaldson
>> Robert Gault wrote:
>>> 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 emulator.
>>> 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:
>>>> 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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