[Coco] [Color Computer] Nitros9 Boot file

david_g21120 david_g21120 at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 21 21:33:31 EST 2006

I don't know of a maximum boot file size, but what I have found is an 
easy way to create boot lists.
What I do is to use dynastar to edit a copy of the boot list so it 
includes all of the modules I have (from OS-9 level1 ver 2.00.00 to 
the current version of NitrOS9) and just comment out the inactive 
ones. Then use os9gen to create a boot file on floppy to test with. 
Once I have a stable bootfile, I un-comment additional modules untill 
I get the result I'm looking for.
--- In ColorComputer at yahoogroups.com, Gene Heskett <gene.heskett at ...> 
> On Monday 20 November 2006 23:02, jlhickle wrote:
> >Is there a maximum allowed size for a level 2 OS9Boot file?
> >
> >Better yet, can anyone direct me to docs pertaining to the Nitros9
> >boot process?  I'm spend hours moving stuff around to get a working
> >bootlist,  and have to repeat the process everytime I need to add a
> >module.
> >
> >I now consider it a victory if the screen shows "NitrOS9 Boot 
> >-- at least it's not a screen full of sparklies.
> >
> I've not found it Jim and some of my bootfiles have been nearly 40k.
> What I've found is more of a limit is the 'system' ram, lots of 
> that ask for buffers soon depleted it, IIRC the error was 207.
> >Thanks,
> >jim hickle
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