[Coco] Drivewire 3 Question
dml_68 at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 18 14:34:50 EST 2010
I mount the HD.dsk image in DW3 Slot number 3. And that .dsk image has drive letters assigned1 to 255. So I can switch between them by using DRIVE # command. When I use a real coco disk and use the HGB-DOS Drive on-Off command I can make it so that the real Coco disk drive is assigned drive 0 so that makes it easy to copy real disks to the virtual image using the backup command backup 0 to 20 for example.
What the problem I have is with multiple disk images mounted in DW3 is that the HD disk image has drives 0 to 255 and the other virtual floppy disk image I mount in another DW3 slot is looked at as drive 0 as well. So there is a conflict when working with multiple virtual images in DW3 itself.
I will check out the utility link you sent and see. thank you!
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--- On Thu, 11/18/10, Mike Rowen <mike at bcmr3.net> wrote:
From: Mike Rowen <mike at bcmr3.net>
Subject: Re: [Coco] Drivewire 3 Question
To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2010, 9:58 AM
The decb.exe utility should allow you to copy files from your hd .dsk file
and your PC OS. Then you could mount these images separately in DW. Hope
this helps. I may be misunderstanding what you're attempting to do though.
On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 12:28 PM, Mike Rowen <mike at bcmr3.net> wrote:
> I re-read your message, Derek. Do you have a virtual HD that's has .dsk
> files in it when you do a directory?
> On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 12:10 PM, Derek <dml_68 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Well after trying for a few days I have broken down and decided to ask for
>> I have Drivewire 3 hooked up and running on my Coco 3. I have a virtual
>> .dsk disk image that DW3 sees as a virtual HD with the 255 seperate virtual
>> disks in the file. I have been able to get DW3 to copy back and forth with
>> my real Coco disk drives after I got the commands figured out.
>> What I want to do and cant seem to get done is copying between virtual
>> disk images mounted in DW3 server software. So I can take .dsk images and
>> copy the games over to the virtual HD image file.
>> Right now I am mounting a disk image, copying to a real floppy disk, then
>> mounting the virtual HD image and copying from the real floppy to the HD
>> disk image.
>> I am doing all this in RS-DOS not in OS-9.
>> Thank you
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