[Coco] NitrOS9 boot disk

Bill cwgordon at carolina.rr.com
Wed Jul 18 00:54:07 EDT 2012

I installed them in the directory that houses ALL my Coco disks. And
everything else runs off the Mac via DriveWire. 

> How much os9 do you now have on your coco?
I have a 512K Coco 3

> Does that include an rs-232 serial pack, and a multipack?
MPI, but no RS232

> What do you have that can be used as a transfer medium?
I loaded all my Coco files via Flash drive to the Mac.

> Do you have HDB-DOS 1.1a or later?

> Do you have Drivewire and the cable it needs?
Yes, DriveWire 3 for Mac and cable

-----Original Message-----
From: coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com [mailto:coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com] On
Behalf Of Gene Heskett
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 5:29 PM
To: coco at maltedmedia.com
Subject: Re: [Coco] NitrOS9 boot disk

On Tuesday 17 July 2012 17:09:24 Bill did opine:

> Well, I downloaded them and installed them on my Mac, and neither one of
> them will boot. My mistake
Installing them on your Mac, yes.  You first use them to install a build 
environment on your coco, they are real coco/os9 disk images.

There are lots of ways to get them to the coco, most popular being some 
program which can write an os9, 256 byte sector image directly to a floppy, 
which when placed in the coco's drive, can then boot the coco.

I haven't had a motherboard in years that supports an fdc capable of 
handling 256 byte per sector disks, so I have had to get creative.

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