[Coco] Hosting for CoCo Projects - Can Anyone Help???

gene heskett gheskett at wdtv.com
Tue Oct 19 13:01:43 EDT 2010

On Tuesday, October 19, 2010 12:57:37 pm Little John did opine:

> Thanks Bob - yes, I knew that it would have to be customized to match
> the hardware. Boisy suggested last week that I contact RadiSys
> directly, which I intend to do after John is back and settled in. I
> have the Atari 68K OS-9 as well, but I was hoping to find an MM/1
> version (since the specs for that particular machine are available... I
> figured I could work with that). Of course, my son's design uses the
> 68008 which will likely make the task even more difficult... just
> because of the way the 68008 has to access the memory. This also brings
> to light another reason for wanting to get this stuff up and online....
> by making every facet of the design public, I am hoping there will be
> folks out there who will be able to help get it going. In lieu of an
> actual operating system, it will at least be able to run a version of
> Lee Davison's Enhanced BASIC (see here:
> http://members.multimania.co.uk/leeedavison/68k/ehbasic/index.html)
> In addition to getting the 68K card going, John needs to get the BIOS
> finished for his CP/M card. So, hopefully, getting this online as well
> will help get it finished too.
> Interestingly... I had given up my Vintage Computing Hobby (after
> passing everything to Little John), but when my Son needed me to help
> him with some of his designs ... well, I got hooked... no better drug
> than the CoCo, ay?
> Thanks all, and may God bless you all ... you guys are great. - Big John
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bob Devries" <devries.bob at gmail.com>
> To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 4:42 AM
> Subject: Re: [Coco] Hosting for CoCo Projects - Can Anyone Help???
> > John,
> > 
> > regarding obtaining OS9/68K, please be aware that each issue of
> > OS9/68K is specifically coded for the machine for which it was sold.
> > 
> > Hence I have three copies; OS9/68K personal for the Atari 1040,

And I have a 1040ST.  With no experience to speak of, and limited drive 
space on an ST-225, I am wondering if it might be worth the experiment.
Actually, I'd like to try linux on it, but as it sits, I have no clue how 
much memory is in a 1040ST.

> > OS9/68K Professional for the SECAD AS-68K, and OS9/68K Professional
> > for the IMS MM/1.
> > 
> > In all of these the OS9Boot files are quite different, although the
> > files in the CMDS and SYS directories are similar making due
> > allowance for the versions; (2.1 and 2.4), the rest is quite
> > different.
> > 
> > For my SECAD computer, I was sent the source code for the drivers etc
> > which were written by the guy who designed the computer. Sadly,
> > neither the Atari nor the MM/1 versions have that.
> > 
> > It is in my view an enormous task to port OS9 to another platform
> > (which the designer of the SECAD did) without the necessary source
> > code to do the port.
> > 
> > At this moment I am endevouring to write just one driver (for an ATA
> > IDE disk drive). It was an accomplishment in itself just getting the
> > information required, and then writing a test programme to see which
> > information was correct. That was written in 68000 assembler, as is
> > the driver. And my 68K assembler is SO rusty [GRIN].
> > 
> > Just my $0.02
> > 
> > Regards, Bob Devries
> > Dalby, QLD, Australia
> > 
> > 
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Cheers, Gene
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