[Coco] NitrOS-9 EOU (Ease of Use) Beta 5 released

Bill Nobel b_nobel at hotmail.com
Sat May 2 19:51:54 EDT 2020

Charlie, EOU_USER is a blank HD image.  OVCC/VCC only allows one HD.  We are working on Drivewire for Beta 6 the Matchbox version already has CocoNet which is a similar system. Ram drive issue is noted now. Myself I don’t use them much but I’ll check into it.

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> On May 2, 2020, at 2:42 PM, "coco at jechar.ca" <coco at jechar.ca> wrote:
> Curtis
> Just Tried the EOU Beta5
> Unsuccessful with EOU_USER.vhd but 63SDC.vhd worked
> Running OVCC on Ubuntu with FD-502 in MPI Slot 1 and Hard Drive + Cloud9 RTC in MPI Slot 4
> On this system the Ram Disk program does not seem to work.
> Bugs:
> 1. Typing free /r0 gets 16384000 Sectors which would be 4GB way more memory then a coco has.
> 2. Typing echo TEST > /r0/test   gives Error 241 : Sector Error
> 3. Typing dmode /r0  indicates a much smaller drive ( about 128K )
> 4. but reformating  format /r0 and retrying echo TEST > /r0/x still gives
>  Error 241 : Sector Error.
> Other Issues:
>  Don't have an SDC card and would like to try it on a real coco are you
>  working on a Drive Wire version ?
>  Do you have plans for a special mouse / joystick driver for the emulator
>  that would capture up to two specified USB ports on the Host OS
>  and auto release the ports upon mouse/joystick disconnection ?
> Charlie
>> On 2020-05-01 15:32, L. Curtis Boyle wrote:
>> I think you might be one of the first to actually read through the
>> whole thing! ;)
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>> On May 1, 2020, at 12:20 PM, tim lindner <tlindner at macmess.org> wrote:
>>>> On Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 8:11 PM L. Curtis Boyle <curtisboyle at sasktel.net> wrote:
>>>> Please feel free to send feedback, bug reports, etc. to my email below, or to the #nitros9eou channel on the Tandy Color Computer (Coco) Discord server. Any questions can be directed to myself, or Bill Nobel, or the NitrOS-9 Facebook group, or the #nitros9eou channel on Discord as well.
>>> Curtis, Bill and Team:
>>> I just finished reading the release notes and I really want to
>>> congratulate you all for this effort. Greatly appreciated!
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