[Coco] Glenside IDE Hard Drive Interface --- HOW-TO

Randy Just randyjust at comcast.net
Sun Nov 4 17:27:19 EST 2007

Thanks for your response.

Tried using /d0/BASIC09 #16K

Unfortunately, it seems to have gone from bad to worse.  Now I get an 
ERROR #032 followed by
about 15-20 ERROR #074 messages.

At 02:17 PM 11/4/2007, you wrote:
> From that error report, I'd suggest that basic09 does not have 
> enough memory for the size of the basic09 procedure file that 
> you're trying to run.
>load basic09 with extra memory, like this:
>/d0/BASIC09 #16K
>then proceed with loading the file as you describe.
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>----- Original Message ----- From: "Randy Just" <randyjust at comcast.net>
>To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
>Sent: Monday, November 05, 2007 7:52 AM
>Subject: Re: [Coco] Glenside IDE Hard Drive Interface --- HOW-TO
>>1347 ERROR #069
>>111A ERROR #069
>>10CF ERROR #069
>>0FF5 ERROR #069
>>0FBC ERROR #069
>>ERROR #032
>>The above are errors encountered when trying to load makedesc.b09 
>>from a floppy disk.  No files are
>>being read from the hard drive at this time..  I am trying to get a 
>>boot diskette set-up so I can format the
>>hard drive.  At least I believe that is the process.  At this point 
>>I have a virgin hard drive.
>>At 01:41 PM 11/4/2007, you wrote:
>>>Randy Just wrote:
>>>>I am working with the assumption I load BASIC09 (i.e. 
>>>>/d0/BASIC09) up first and then do a
>>>>load /d1/IDE2.1/makedesc.b09
>>>>Doing the above results in errors.
>>>>Using idedetect.b09, the drive is detected, so I am assuming I am 
>>>>good there.
>>> ><snip>
>>>Whenever you are trying to get help with a problem, you must 
>>>supply as much information as possible on the problem. So, what 
>>>errors are you getting? The specific errors, number or text 
>>>content, is crucial information.
>>>Your problem could be bad hardware, drive or interface. It could 
>>>be software corruption, bad disk. It could be missing driver and 
>>>descriptor, mismatched OS-9 boot file. The errors produced in 
>>>attempting to load makedesc.b09 can help narrow down the choices. 
>>>That idedetect.b09 works, does suggest as you mentioned that the 
>>>hardware is good.
>>>Without more information, it seems strange that a required file to 
>>>access the hard drive would be placed on the hard drive. That 
>>>would be a "catch-22" situation. You ought to have access to 
>>>makedesc.b09 from the same location as idedetect.b09.
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