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

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Sun Nov 4 17:40:07 EST 2007

On Sunday 04 November 2007, Randy Just wrote:
>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 

Memory Full

I'd try quitting basic09 and restarting it with a #24k argument.  That is 
about as big as can be used with Basic09 as its slightly over 32k in size 

>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.
>>Regards, Bob Devries, Dalby, Queensland, Australia
>>Isaiah 50:4 The sovereign Lord has given me
>>the capacity to be his spokesman,
>>so that I know how to help the weary.
>>website: http://www.home.gil.com.au/~bdevasl
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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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