[Coco] New Overhauled CoCoBoot / Nitros9 Lizard

Christopher Hawks chawks at dls.net
Sat Feb 18 11:32:31 EST 2012

Brett Gordon said the following on 02/15/2012 04:10 PM:
> OK... after that last false start here we go again.  CoCoBoot has been
> re-engineered to be kinder, gentler to the FDC and IDE controllers.
> This new version of the "lizard", I mean *wizard*, now boots in a
> total different way.  No more automagic probing of hardware as this
> was (1) taking up precious boot-track space, (2) Made HDB-IDE
> partitions particularly difficult to setup, and (3) driving me insane.
> The CCB core has been updated to ver .51a, but the "noswiz" package
> has precompiled binaries for your consumption.
> To get:
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/cocoboot/files/noswiz_v2.zip/download
> Differences to last lizard:
> 1. There are now specific drive images depending on where you'll be
>     booting the wizard from the first time.
> 2. NOSWIZ asks you some more questions about your IDE controller (if
>     you have one)
> Willard:  I tested with my SuperIDE on both ff50 and ff70... it works.
> Christoper:  Works fine with Xroar... just as slow and as ungly as my
> real CoCo2 :)
> Enjoy,
> Brett M. Gordon
> beretta42 at gmail.com
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	Yay!!! Works on my real CoCo3! It does complain that it can't find the 
bootfile, but, does work after trying LSN0. (My bootfile is in the root 
directory and named OS9Boot. Don't know if it is fragmented or not, it was 
built by os9gen.)

Cool Stuff!!

Christopher R. Hawks
DOS: n., A small annoying boot virus that causes random spontaneous system
      crashes, usually just before saving a massive project.  Easily cured by
      UNIX.  See also MS-DOS, IBM-DOS, DR-DOS.
	-- David Vicker's .plan

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