[Coco] Glenside IDE Hard Drive Interface --- HOW-TO
randyjust at comcast.net
Sun Nov 4 14:34:25 EST 2007
I have worked with computer hardware for a number of years and to be
blunt, trying to get a hard drive
set-up for my CoCo is an exercise in major frustration. What seems
like a straight forward process has
been way too many hours of lost time.
A member in the group was kind enough to send me some media with
NitrOS9 loaded on it along
with a makedesc.b09 file. Unfortunately, makedesc.b09 errors out
before I can even run it.
I am working with the assumption I load BASIC09 (i.e. /d0/BASIC09) up
first and then do a
Doing the above results in errors.
I do have ezgen on a floppy, but the help screen does little for me
on how to actually load a driver.
I have typed many, many searches into Google for a HOW-TO on the use
of ezgen and/or a documentation
file, but don't seem to find what I am looking for.
Per the Glenside IDE documentation:
"Make a new boot disk via normal means. We have provided Burke &
Burke's "ezgen" as shareware. If
you do not currently own ezgen, please do the honorable thing and
make the shareware payment to Burke
& Burke. Are we sounding annoying yet? :-)
All you need to do to make a new boot disk is to add the hard disk
driver and hard disk descriptor to your
I have very limited experience with OS9 and the extent of my
knowledge is knowing how to format a disk
and making backups. Saying things such as adding a hard disk driver
along with a descriptor is like talking
Martian to me. Give me an example and I have at least a fighting
chance of figuring it out.
Using idedetect.b09, the drive is detected, so I am assuming I am good there.
If someone can advise how to use ezgen to get me from point A to
point B, that would be great or what other
technique I can use.
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