[Coco] Drivewire client for OS9/68K
devries.bob at gmail.com
Sun Aug 29 22:29:07 EDT 2010
I'd guess that a DW client for OS9/68K would involve merging parts of the
serial driver such as SC68681 and a hard disk driver (I have source for 2 of
those, and the sc68681), and then add the special commands for DW.
BTW, I need to hack the clock chip on my IO board; the battery in the clock
module is now dead. I have seen some info on how to connect an external
battery to one of these. I don't have a lot to lose if I try it.
----- 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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