[Coco] NitrOS9 boot disk
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
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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