[Coco] Newbie HDB-DOS Issues
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Sun Jul 6 19:13:25 EDT 2014
Personally, I won't use anything below hdbdos 1.4. There's been a few bug fixes and some tweaking.
Mark's version should be stable, but I prefer the latest build since it went open source.
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From: Stephen Pereira <spereira1952 at comcast.net>
To: coco <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Sun, Jul 6, 2014 6:12 pm
Subject: [Coco] Newbie HDB-DOS Issues
I purchased an EPROM version of HDB-DOS from Cloud-9 some time ago.
I finally got around to building up my cartridge for this EPROM this weekend. I
am happy to say that it boots up fine. I was excited to see my CoCo 3 boot
directly into HDB-DOS, rather than having to load the .WAV file. It is great to
be able to access my virtual drives via Drivewire 3 right away.
I am experiencing some problems, and I hope that someone may be able to help me
I first took a look at one of my virtual disks with BASIC programs on it. DIR
shows the directory just as it should. LOAD works fine, as well. I then
started to get SN ERRORs in my programs that previously worked fine. Also, when
I tried to do WIDTH 80 (or WIDTH 40) I also got a SN ERROR.
I tried going back to load my .WAV file, and that works fine, just as it always
has been working. None of the SN ERRORs that I was getting with the EPROM
When I re-tried things with my EPROM cartridge loaded, again, I was back to the
same mysterious SN ERRORs. Without the cartridge, using the .WAV file again
returned things to how they have been normally working.
I notice that the .WAV file sign-on message states:
HDB-DOS 1.2 DW3 COCO 3
The cartridge sign-on message states:
HDB-DOS 1.1D DW3 COCO 3
Could this be my problem? Is it possible that an earlier version has some kind
Is there something that I am missing between the two methods of using CLOADM to
load the .WAV file and simply powering up with the EPROM cartridge installed?
BTW, I sent off a similar message to Mark Mallette at Cloud-9, also. Hopefully,
he will contact me sometime this week, when he can. In the meantime, I would
greatly appreciate any ideas that you all may have to offer.
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