[Coco] altera DE1 board

Frank Pittel fwp at deepthought.com
Tue Oct 19 02:06:45 EDT 2010

On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 12:56:17PM +1000, Mark McDougall wrote:
> On 19/10/2010 10:58 AM, Frank Pittel wrote:
> >I got the account and am now trying to figure out which of the files I need. I got the
> >board tonight and hope to start with it tomorrow!
> I don't think I've used the latest myself, but looking at the dates
> and comments I'd guess you'll need...
> coco3fpga_de1_721.zip
> 721 alpha Release Notes.pdf
> COCO3FPGA_V1.1.pdf
> Software_101.zip

After a lot of swearing and nashing of teeth I managed to get the coco3fpga_dw.sof file
loaded onto the board. It even displays "CoCo" on the 7-segment displays. Unfortunately
all I get on the monitor is a bunch of gibberish and it doesn't respond to the keyboard
at all. I don't know what to make of the stuff in the Software_101.zip file though.
While poking around on the forume section of the yahoo group I noticed mention about
installing coco roms/rom images. Is that true and if so where would I get such things
and how would I "install" them?

I know I am asking a lot of questions and I do appreciate you taking the time to

The other Frank

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