[Coco] Glenside IDE Controller Question...
goosey at virgo.sdc.org
Mon Oct 22 05:25:22 EDT 2007
>Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2007 21:37:09 -0700
>From: Randy Just <randyjust at comcast.net>
>Things appeared to be more promising, but the end result floppy
>appears like it is going to
>boot something and then just throws up patterns of numbers and
>letters on the screen.
OK, you have regular OS-9 around, right? Boot that and try dir and
dcheck on your nitros disks.
Disk 1 is the boot disk, yes, and has os9boot, CMDS, SYS, startup, and
other such things in the root directory. dcheck should report it as
double-sided, 40 track, intact filesystem, with some blocks marked
allocated but not in file structure (that's the boot block itself).
Disk 2 is not bootable, and has only the NITROS9 directory in its
root. dcheck should find this to be a completely good disk (though
old os9 dcheck may puke on the "6809L2" directory name.*)
Also, you may need to specify /t40 to dskini.exe (I have to on the
version I use, don't know about the one Bob sent you.) try dskini /d
/t40 a: disk1.dsk
It also helps, sometimes, to format the disk on the CoCo before trying
to write a virtual disk to it.
As far as I know, DR-DOS should not be an issue.
If all else fails, I'll freaking snail-mail you physical disks. But
you sound like you have the right equipment to do this.
*I'm not sure why OS-9 doesn't allow filenames to start with a
number. It seems a silly restriction and one that has gone away with
Willard Goosey goosey at sdc.org
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