[Coco] noswiz doesn't work for me...

Brett Gordon beretta42 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 13 19:03:39 EST 2012

Yeah,  I *highly* suggest making backup copies of things... including
the flash banks.  I just happened to use CoCoBoot to back up my entire
CF IDE and Flash Banks, but never had an issues with CCB screwing
anything up (yet).   I suggest you read the os9l2.txt file included in
the zip, AND the HELP file included in the binary releases of

If anyone wants to go "hard-core" with cocoboot the binary releases
contain "beginners.txt" a 3/4 written intro to Forth, and
"hacking.txt" an intensive look at the internals of CoCoBoot.

Not to worry, CoCoBoot will only try to write to your Flash ROM, if
you ask it!  (avoid choosing a boot target of "ROM" when asked....)

I also suggest that people use DriveWire to load up the latest live
images of Nitros9 and load them with CoCoboot for two reasons:

a. You can't hurt a url image (and neither can CCB)
b. The url images already contain the "ccbkrn" module needed for the
new boot process.

Brett  Gordon

On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 5:12 PM, Christopher Hawks <chawks at dls.net> wrote:
> Brett Gordon said the following on 02/13/2012 09:45 AM:
>> Christopher,
>> I see xroar only emulates CoCo1/2.  CoCoBoot works with CoCo 1/2, but
>> the new os9 boot system, and hence the wizard, is only for CoCo3 and
>> Nitros9 Level 3 booting.  I'll see if I can get the IDE drive not to
>> be confused, and I'll be working on a Level 1 booter soon.....
>> Brett Gordon
> Brett:
>        I was curious and wanted to see what the wizard was up to before I
> ran it on my real system. I don't blindly run anything on any of my systems.
> (and "This wizard will, however, graciously reprogram your SuperIDE flash to
> install itself, if you own one!!!!" didn't tell me much.)
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