[Coco] dw 3

Richard Hawk rhawk1 at centurylink.net
Sat Nov 20 18:32:25 EST 2010

ok i finally was able to copy to a real coco one more question i can not 
access drive 1,2,3 on the server side,  i type drive on and dir and the 
drive 0 on the server comes on what ever drive number (drive 3) the drive 0 
light comes on and flashes'
thanks alot man confusing

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Darren A" <mechacoco at gmail.com>
To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Saturday, November 20, 2010 5:06 PM
Subject: Re: [Coco] dw 3

> On 11/20/10, Richard Hawk  wrote:
>> ok the drive on and off work, but i cannot copy from real floppy to 
>> server
>> or dw3 disk?
>> or copy from drive wire 3 floppy to real floppy?
> You should be able to do so, but due to an unfortunate design aspect
> of HDBDOS, you cannot copy directly to or from the FIRST virtual
> floppy in a given DSK file.
> If you enter DRIVE OFF 0  you can  BACKUP 0 TO 1 (or 1 TO 0) to copy
> between the floppy disk in drive 0 and virtual disk 1 in the dsk file
> loaded into the active DriveWire slot.
> All of the various drive numbers, virtual disk numbers and DriveWire
> slot numbers can be quite confusing.
> Darren
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