[Coco] nitros9.org

Frank Pittel fwp at deepthought.com
Wed May 17 01:10:29 EDT 2006

I think I figured out the solution to the problem. Since it's become clear that I'm not
nearly smart enough to deal with os9 or nitros9. The solution may just be to give up on
it and stick with hdb on the coco, linux on my PCs and solaris on Sun boxes. At least with
linux and solaris when something goes wrong I know enough to get them running again.

Then again I may just be frustrated! :-)


On Tue, May 16, 2006 at 11:54:38PM -0500, Frank Pittel wrote:
> Chris,
> I've been using the "old" os9gen that I have. I've copied the build scripts
> and bootlists that cloud9 put on the CF card for me to the new card. I've fixed
> up the scripts and bootlists with the correct paths for the drivers and whether
> or not I boot with a "boot" floppy or from hdb the result is the same. all seems
> well at first. I get a line and a half of dots. (.) and then it starts to load modules
> for about two and a half lines. At this point all seems well and normal. At the
> end of the module list it list i2x0. At this point it should continue with a capital
> c (C) and then finish booting. In my case it displays t*j (i2xot*j) and then displays
> "boot failed". I've tried booting with both sysgo files included with nitros and the
> result is the same. I've run ident on the two sysgo files and they show up as being
> good.
> Frank
> On Tue, May 16, 2006 at 09:56:44PM -0500, Christopher Hawks wrote:
> > Frank Pittel wrote:
> > >I noticed that the page is now back up. Unfortunatly I couldn't find what I
> > >was hoping for. As I understand the latest and greatest version of os9gen 
> > >has
> > >a bug in it which presents itself when building a kernel for use on a CF 
> > >card
> > >that is partitioned for use by HDB and Nitros9
> > >
> > >I am having another problem that I'm hoping I can get some help with. I 
> > >have a
> > >CF card that I bought today with the idea of installing both HDB and 
> > >Nitros9 onto.
> > >(Interestingly enough I think I found a bug with HDB and it's dealing with 
> > >the
> > >particular brand of card I have. Any data written to the card with "save" 
> > >or "copy"
> > >is lost at reboot. However if written to the virtual file with "backup" 
> > >it's fine.
> > >The card works fine with nitros though. <Boisy if you have any interest in 
> > >this let
> > >me know and I'll send you the card when I get a replacement>) What I need 
> > >is a "bootlist"
> > >and script that will allow me to gen a bootable floppy. Amoung the modules 
> > >I need
> > >installed is the hardware clock on my superide card, Superdriver and 
> > >drivewire. I have
> > >the modules I need but I just can't seem to build a os9boot file that will 
> > >boot. :-(
> > >It would help if someone could email me what you have working for you for 
> > >the 6309.
> > 
> > Frank:
> > 
> > 	The os9gen bug shows up first when to you run "link.bas" after 
> > 	backing up the bootdisk to an HDB-DOS disk. It will report the bootfile 
> > size and location, but, will say the bootfile size is zero bytes! The bug 
> > causes _all_ bootfiles to be the fragmented type, and "link.bas" can't 
> > handle this.
> > 
> > 	If "link.bas" gives a real file size, you don't have the bug. The 
> > change has been committed to CVS.
> > 
> > 
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