[Coco] Your stock CoCo is DriveWire-ready out-of-the-box (was: DriveWire for dummies?)
Boisy G. Pitre
boisy at tee-boy.com
Wed Dec 23 12:09:45 EST 2009
We need a single source of information, a web page, that enumerates the different ways to get a stock CoCo up and running with DriveWire. Here are the ways I can think of, in increasingly more difficult order:
1. Using the Cassette Loader
2. Using a ROM Pak
3. Using a Disk Controller
I talked with Jim Hathaway and he's willing to host such a page.
On Dec 23, 2009, at 10:39 AM, Jeremy Michea wrote:
> No I have no problem getting the drivewire cable. I just want to make sure I get all the right equipment at once whether from cloud 9 or otherwise. I'm still just confused on if its just the drivewire cable only or if I need a rom pak to go with it.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Christian Lesage" <hyperfrog at gmail.com>
> To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 9:32 AM
> Subject: Re: [Coco] Your stock CoCo is DriveWire-ready out-of-the-box (was: DriveWire for dummies?)
>> Jeremy Michea wrote:
>>> Could the cassette cable be used for this or must it be the actual drivewire cable?
>> No. You're missing the point. I was explaining how HDB-DOS for DriveWire could be downloaded into the CoCo's RAM. If you want to use DriveWire, you *will* need a serial cable, so why not use in the first place to load HDB-DOS?
>> If all you have is a cassette-recorder cable and are not willing to invest $10 into a serial cable ($3 if you build it), then your only option is to use some cassette-recorder simulating software... which I never bothered to mess with.
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