[Coco] Does anyone know how to boot a Linux machine straight to a CoCo emulator?
johnguin at hotmail.com
Sat Dec 5 12:24:11 EST 2015
Frank shares my vision :)
He describes exactly what I want - just turn on the machine, let the "linux bootloader" load the bare minimum linux components needed for the emulator, then start the emulator.
I'm actually OK with making the underlying OS unbootable/unreachable. This is intended as a one shot item - like a USB boot disk that simply lands you in a Coco environment.
I just don't know how to pare down linux, which files to edit, etc...
Thanks again everyone,
From: Coco [mailto:coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com] On Behalf Of Kip Koon
Sent: Saturday, December 5, 2015 6:24 AM
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Subject: Re: [Coco] Does anyone know how to boot a Linux machine straight to a CoCo emulator?
I see what you mean. Thanks for the info. I would not know how to run the emulator on boot up prior to seeing the login. I've never done that. Would you use the cron command or edit an rc??? file of some sort? That's all the ideas I have at the moment. It's been a long time since I ran linux on it's own box.
computerdoc at sc.rr.com
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> From: Coco [mailto:coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com] On Behalf Of Francis
> Sent: Saturday, December 05, 2015 7:55 AM
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> Subject: Re: [Coco] Does anyone know how to boot a Linux machine straight to a CoCo emulator?
> Date: Sat, 5 Dec 2015 01:02:13 -0500
> From: "Kip Koon" <computerdoc at sc.rr.com>
> If you want to boot the emulator on power on of the computer that runs linux, I would highly recommend AGAINST it.
> That is EXACTLY what he wants to do, I believe. Turn the computer on
> and have it boot up as if it were a Coco without doing anything to
> help the process along. Not concerned about security issues, assume
> the physical location of the computer is secure. The idea is to build a machine that acts somewhat like a CoCo, though it would take a minute to boot. Not going to use it as a Linux computer, just a "super CoCo".
> There would be some utilities that might be needed in Linux, and there
> would be access needed for upgrades and such. Might have to use a live
> CD to boot to do such things. I think I could accept that. If I had one set up that way I don't think I'd worry about updates. If it works don't break it, as some upgrades might do just that.
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