[Coco] Drivewire client for OS9/68K

Bob Devries devries.bob at gmail.com
Fri Aug 27 23:03:06 EDT 2010

Hi Joel,

Yeah, it's sad that the MM/1 has silently disappeared.

I have 3 68K based computers, 2 of which run OS9/68K V2.4, and I have 
written programmes in both C and assembler for them.

Coincidentally, I just replaced the SCSI hard disk in mine a few days ago, 
and also used a drive from an older mac computer. It's a 2.1G drive, and for 
the moment I have just configured it as a 130MB drive, pending studying up 
on how to partition it. Not that I really need more disk space....

Regards, Bob Devries
Dalby, QLD, Australia

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joel Ewy" <jcewy at swbell.net>
To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Saturday, August 28, 2010 12:22 PM
Subject: Re: [Coco] Drivewire client for OS9/68K

> On 08/27/2010 07:56 PM, Bob Devries wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> what are the chances of a drivewire client being built for OS9/68000? The 
>> (extended) MM/1 is well endowed with serial ports via the 68070, 68901 
>> and 68681 chips. I'm sure they'd be capable of the speek necessary.
> Bob, you and I may be the only two people on this list who still have 
> working MM/1 systems (though I'd love to be proven wrong) and I need to 
> put a 'new' hard drive in mine.  Fortunately I have a small supply of SCSI 
> drives from old Macs.  I really need to figure out how to use a SCSI ZIP 
> drive on the MM/1 though, so I have some reasonable way to back it up... 
> But Drivewire would really help that situation as well.  I would love to 
> have a DW client for the MM/1.
>> I notics that it is no longer possible to browse the source tree of 
>> NitrOS9; else I'd have a go myself at trying to build a 68K version.
> Time permitting, I'd be willing to help in the porting effort.  My 
> experience in 68000 assembler is limited to a few exercises in a class 
> about 20 years ago, and my C is only marginally better by most reasonable 
> standards, but there's some motivation to learn.
>> Regards, Bob Devries
>> Dalby, QLD, Australia
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