[Coco] FW: Attempting to upgrade a CoCo2
computerdoc at sc.rr.com
Wed May 18 23:04:32 EDT 2016
I apologize for missing your email. I have had quite a week last week. To make a long story short, my dad fell backwards off the back steps, hit his head on the brick patio which turned out to be ok, landed on his left hip which is also ok - just bruised, and he tried to soften his fall with his left hand - ouch! He hurt his wrist pretty bad and broke both bones in his left arm. He has since had his left wrist and arm operated on and now has screws in his wrist on a metal plate on the outside bone in his left arm. The other bone was already aligned so the surgeon left it alone. I now affectionately call him "RoboPOP"! His healing is progressing.
Now for you request to get OS-9 or NitrOS-9 running on your Coco 3 with 512KB Ram and 6309 cpu chip and two floppy drives. Before I make my recommendation, do you have a serial cable connected to the Serial I/O port on your Coco3 with the other end of the cable connected to a serial port on the RS-232 serial port of a windows PC to access Drivewire 4?
If so, I can create a NitrOS-9 image to boot from the PC through Drivewire 4. If not, I will need to create a couple floppies for which I will need the format of the floppy drives you have connected to the Coco 3. Once I have this information, I will then be able to create the NitrOS-9 image you need. Take care my friend.
computerdoc at sc.rr.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Coco [mailto:coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com] On Behalf Of Mike Howard
> Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 2:35 PM
> To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts
> Subject: Re: [Coco] FW: Attempting to upgrade a CoCo2
> ok KIp just checked and I am running the 6309 CPU I remember the last time i ran os9 there was a file on desktop that all I had to do
> was click on it and it would start os9
> On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 1:42 PM, Mike Howard <mkhwrd80 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > ok NitrOS-9 will be fine
> > On Mon, May 9, 2016 at 2:46 PM, Tormod Volden <lists.tormod at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >> On Mon, May 9, 2016 at 7:40 PM, Mike Howard wrote:
> >> > As too os9 or nitrOS-9 either one I guess. Which one you suggest is
> >> > ok
> >> by
> >> > me...
> >> If you want to use DriveWire, or 6309 optimizations, it must be NitrOS-9.
> >> Tormod
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