[Coco] Super IDE vs. Drive Pak
fwp at deepthought.com
Wed Nov 16 17:07:15 EST 2011
Always! :-) I ask you for the ability to access the CF card in my Superide as well
as drivewire at the same time at least once during every fest and based on the way
you laugh when I ask have come to think of it almost as an inside joke!
The Other Frank
On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 03:34:49PM -0600, Boisy G. Pitre wrote:
> Is it safe for me to poke my head in and discuss? :)
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> On Nov 16, 2011, at 3:56 PM, Frank Pittel wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 04:15:21PM -0500, Aaron Wolfe wrote:
> >> On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 3:55 PM, Frank Pittel <fwp at deepthought.com> wrote:
> >>> What I want is for Boisy to find a way to use the eprom space on the SuperIDE and modify HDB
> >>> dos to work with the CF card and drivewire at the same time. :-)
> >> I wanted something like this too and asked about it, but apparently
> >> the only way to support multiple drive types like that is to use a 16k
> >> rom. HDBDOS is limited to an 8K rom for compatibility with all coco
> >> models and software. Boisy wasn't interested in going to a 16k rom
> >> for those reasons.
> >> Brett's CoCoBoot project is a nice workaround. It is able to talk to
> >> superide, floppy, drivewire, and more all at once and copy disks
> >> between them. it also can flash the rom slots in the superide,
> >> pulling the rom image from any of the above. lots of neat tricks.
> > I've been asking for this for a long time and Boisy has always made it clear
> > that there isn't room for it in the 8K rom and wasn't interested in making it
> > work with a 16K rom. I keep hoping, hope against hope that one day he gets tired
> > of me asking and makes the change. Something along the lines of a "SuperHDB dos"
> > for those of us with a SuperIDE interface. :-)
> > The Other Frank
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