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

Randy Just randyjust at comcast.net
Sun Nov 4 20:01:43 EST 2007

OK, this is where I am right now.  I did load syscall.  I thought I 
was supposed to load it under BASIC.
An error happened.  Then I just did a load /d0/CMDS/syscall  I am 
learning <grin>.

I then ran makedesc.b09 and at this point I have a series of *.dd 
files as follows in my /d1/IDE2.1 directory:


 From directions I have, I am supposed to copy the descriptors into:


Problem: This directory doesn't exist on my NitrOS9 boot-up diskette.

Then I am supposed to copy the proper driver into the same 
directory.  Not sure what exactly the
property driver is supposed to be.  I see a series of files that 
appear to be driver files in my IDE2.0
subdirectory relating to the port (i.e. 70 vs. 50).  Still uncertain 
which file is the actual driver.  Confusing
as heck.

Next, I am supposed to edit standard.bl and in the RBF section, add 
the glenside driver and descriptors.  Not
sure what I am supposed to use for an editor other than edit.

Can you please advise as to the steps I need to do after creating the 
*.dd files?

At 04:45 PM 11/4/2007, you wrote:
>you're right...
>It seems that *none* of the modules used with Basic09... inkey, 
>syscall, gfx, gfx2 ... are supplied on the NitrOS9 distro. That 
>seems like madness to me. If you have the Tandy supplied disks, they 
>will be in the CMDS dir of one of the two disks they supplied.

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