[Coco] Disto Super Controller & OS-9
zootzoot at cfl.rr.com
Mon Mar 30 15:20:49 EDT 2009
On Mon, 30 Mar 2009 12:54:15 -0500, Roger Taylor <operator at coco3.com>
had a flock of green cheek conures squawk out:
>I'm having a devil of a time trying to boot into anything OS-9
>related, even from original floppies.
>I just tried to boot a Deskmate boot disk, but my SC ROM socket 4 was
>switched in and started. I know this because I have the bitbanger
>copy of CoCoNet in socket 4, and it started up right about the time
>the OS-9 title screen should have appeared. I initially got the
>expected OS-9 BOOT message followed by track jumping for a bit, then
>crashola. Sometimes OS-9 doesn't get far before it crashes. I get
>video sparklies or random garbage, the motor relay comes on, etc.
>(just in case somebody asks me the silly question of How is it crashing?). :)
>Is this a known problem? I've tried my 3.5" drive and 5.25" drive,
>so I think it's the controller or it's addressing scheme. I might
>have to burn a clone of Disk BASIC to put in socket 4 if somehow the
>sockets are being switched between by mistake or hardware
>glitch. Very odd this is.
For my coco 3, that usually means the 512kb memory board connections
or the cart slot connections need cleaning.
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