Paul Fitch | 1 Aug 01:57 2009
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Re: CoCo/OS-9 Archive project ???

I thought the scanned material would be available to us, the users too.  I
seem to remember not being able to get anything off of the site in the past
when it was up.  I just thought it was another 'non-starter' project that
has a pretty webpage, and no substance under it. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: coco-bounces@... 
> [mailto:coco-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Fedor Steeman
> Sent: Friday, July 31, 2009 3:14 PM
> To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts
> Subject: [Coco] CoCo/OS-9 Archive project ???
> 
> What happened to the CoCo/OS-9 Archive project pages at 
> os9projects.com ? I wanted to check whether I needed to scan 
> in a couple of manuals, or whether they were already scanned 
> by someone else. This manual site seems to be down however... 
> what gives?
> Fedor
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Michael Furman | 1 Aug 03:28 2009
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Creating a real floppy from a dsk image over drivewire

I have found myself without a linux pc with a real floppy drive and  
need to create a real floppy disk from a dsk image that I have on my  
Mac.  Is there any way to do this?  I have tried various things like  
playing with the drive on/drive off command in hdb dos, and also  
trying in nitros9 doing backups from /xN to /d0, and also backup f  
blah.dsk /d0 with no luck.

Any hints?

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Michael Furman | 1 Aug 04:11 2009
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Re: Creating a real floppy from a dsk image over drivewire


On Jul 31, 2009, at 6:28 PM, Michael Furman wrote:

> I have found myself without a linux pc with a real floppy drive and  
> need to create a real floppy disk from a dsk image that I have on my  
> Mac.  Is there any way to do this?  I have tried various things like  
> playing with the drive on/drive off command in hdb dos, and also  
> trying in nitros9 doing backups from /xN to /d0, and also backup f  
> blah.dsk /d0 with no luck.
>
> Any hints?

Let me clarify a slight ambiguity in my previous message - I have a  
Coco 3 with a pair of 3.5" drives attached and also have Drivewire 3  
running on my Mac laptop but lack my Linux PC that I would normally  
use to create live floppies from the various .dsk and .os9 images I  
have around.

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Gene Heskett | 1 Aug 05:06 2009
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Re: Creating a real floppy from a dsk image over drivewire

On Friday 31 July 2009, Michael Furman wrote:
>I have found myself without a linux pc with a real floppy drive and
>need to create a real floppy disk from a dsk image that I have on my
>Mac.  Is there any way to do this?  I have tried various things like
>playing with the drive on/drive off command in hdb dos, and also
>trying in nitros9 doing backups from /xN to /d0, and also backup f
>blah.dsk /d0 with no luck.
>
>Any hints?
>
Take the floppy drive from the coco to the linux box, tell the bios its there, 
and it should work.  You'll have to master the cli commands to make it write a 
coco formatted disk on linux, and may have to install the mdutils to get it 
all. ISTR that is the right name anyway.  Its been a while, somebody correct 
me if that is the wrong package.

I was having interchange problems for a while and did that for a few months.

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Gene Heskett | 1 Aug 05:07 2009
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Re: Creating a real floppy from a dsk image over drivewire

On Friday 31 July 2009, Michael Furman wrote:
>On Jul 31, 2009, at 6:28 PM, Michael Furman wrote:
>> I have found myself without a linux pc with a real floppy drive and
>> need to create a real floppy disk from a dsk image that I have on my
>> Mac.  Is there any way to do this?  I have tried various things like
>> playing with the drive on/drive off command in hdb dos, and also
>> trying in nitros9 doing backups from /xN to /d0, and also backup f
>> blah.dsk /d0 with no luck.
>>
>> Any hints?
>
>Let me clarify a slight ambiguity in my previous message - I have a
>Coco 3 with a pair of 3.5" drives attached and also have Drivewire 3
>running on my Mac laptop but lack my Linux PC that I would normally
>use to create live floppies from the various .dsk and .os9 images I
>have around.
>
Ahh, no linux boxen at all.  So my advice is just noise, sorry.
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Robert Gault | 1 Aug 05:57 2009
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Re: Creating a real floppy from a dsk image over drivewire

Michael Furman wrote:
> 
> On Jul 31, 2009, at 6:28 PM, Michael Furman wrote:
> 
>> I have found myself without a linux pc with a real floppy drive and 
>> need to create a real floppy disk from a dsk image that I have on my 
>> Mac.  Is there any way to do this?  I have tried various things like 
>> playing with the drive on/drive off command in hdb dos, and also 
>> trying in nitros9 doing backups from /xN to /d0, and also backup f 
>> blah.dsk /d0 with no luck.
>>
>> Any hints?
> 
> Let me clarify a slight ambiguity in my previous message - I have a Coco 
> 3 with a pair of 3.5" drives attached and also have Drivewire 3 running 
> on my Mac laptop but lack my Linux PC that I would normally use to 
> create live floppies from the various .dsk and .os9 images I have around.
> 

It can be done but is not easy. Much depends on the size of the images.

If you are running OS-9 on the Coco, copying .os9 images is fairly 
simple with a hard drive system. You just copy all the files from 
Drivewire to your Coco hard drive. Then with Drivewire off, create a 
real floppy and transfer all the files.

Disk Basic .dsk images are the big problem. You more or less must use a 
RAM disk on the Coco, transfer files via Drivewire to the RAM disk, 
restart the Coco without turning it off (leaves the files in the RAM 
disk), restart the Coco without Drivewire but with the RAM disk and 
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Aaron Wolfe | 1 Aug 06:15 2009
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Re: Rainbow Digitization: Competition?

If you let me know which code listings are difficult like that, I
might be able to get a better scan.
I have had great success with Abby Fine in its "BASIC" recognition
mode on the online Rainbows
found at maltedmedia.   If it worked I could just paste in the text.
Might save some time.
-Aaron

On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 10:54 AM, Sean<badfrog@...> wrote:
> I was having fun until I got a code-checking one, almost every 'M' was
> turned into an 'H', no '=' was correct, along with many, many, many
> other OCR errors.
> I'd be amazed if I actually got them all.  That one hurt!
>
>
> On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 2:42 AM, Fedor Steeman<petrander@...> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> Regarding Tom Lindner's excellent Rainbow digitization system: I thought a
>> little competition would not harm. In any case it is a great idea with the
>> top contributor list!
>>
>> I have now crept up into the top 3 and gaining in on 68.151.107.163 followed
>> by Robert. It won't be long until I am number two! :-) :-)
>>
>> See if y'all can beat that score, suckers! MUHAHAHA!! Hasta la vista!
>>
>> Fedor
>>
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J.P. Samson | 1 Aug 06:43 2009

Re: Creating a real floppy from a dsk image over drivewire

On Jul 31, 2009, at 8:11 PM, Michael Furman wrote:
> On Jul 31, 2009, at 6:28 PM, Michael Furman wrote:
>> I have found myself without a linux pc with a real floppy drive and  
>> need to create a real floppy disk from a dsk image that I have on  
>> my Mac.  Is there any way to do this?  I have tried various things  
>> like playing with the drive on/drive off command in hdb dos, and  
>> also trying in nitros9 doing backups from /xN to /d0, and also  
>> backup f blah.dsk /d0 with no luck.
>
> Let me clarify a slight ambiguity in my previous message - I have a  
> Coco 3 with a pair of 3.5" drives attached and also have Drivewire 3  
> running on my Mac laptop but lack my Linux PC that I would normally  
> use to create live floppies from the various .dsk and .os9 images I  
> have around.

I haven't used DriveWire for a few years, so I can't remember the  
commands correctly or even test this out...

I think the basic idea of copying virtual disk images from a PC  
through DriveWire onto a CoCo with floppy goes something like this:

DRIVE ON
DSKINI 4
BACKUP 0 TO 4
DRIVE OFF
BACKUP 4 TO 0

Mount the disk image you are interested in in DriveWire.  Create a  
blank, high-numbered virtual floppy to temporarily hold the disk image  
(e.g. virtual disk #4 in this case).  Copy the virtual disk image up  
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Robert Gault | 1 Aug 15:55 2009
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Re: Creating a real floppy from a dsk image over drivewire

J.P. Samson wrote:
> On Jul 31, 2009, at 8:11 PM, Michael Furman wrote:
>> On Jul 31, 2009, at 6:28 PM, Michael Furman wrote:
>>> I have found myself without a linux pc with a real floppy drive and 
>>> need to create a real floppy disk from a dsk image that I have on my 
>>> Mac.  Is there any way to do this?  I have tried various things like 
>>> playing with the drive on/drive off command in hdb dos, and also 
>>> trying in nitros9 doing backups from /xN to /d0, and also backup f 
>>> blah.dsk /d0 with no luck.
>>
>> Let me clarify a slight ambiguity in my previous message - I have a 
>> Coco 3 with a pair of 3.5" drives attached and also have Drivewire 3 
>> running on my Mac laptop but lack my Linux PC that I would normally 
>> use to create live floppies from the various .dsk and .os9 images I 
>> have around.
> 
> I haven't used DriveWire for a few years, so I can't remember the 
> commands correctly or even test this out...
> 
> I think the basic idea of copying virtual disk images from a PC through 
> DriveWire onto a CoCo with floppy goes something like this:
> 
> DRIVE ON
> DSKINI 4
> BACKUP 0 TO 4
> DRIVE OFF
> BACKUP 4 TO 0
> 
> Mount the disk image you are interested in in DriveWire.  Create a 
> blank, high-numbered virtual floppy to temporarily hold the disk image 
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Darren A | 1 Aug 21:02 2009
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Re: Creating a real floppy from a dsk image over drivewire

On 7/31/09, Michael Furman  wrote:
>
>
> Let me clarify a slight ambiguity in my previous message - I have a
> Coco 3 with a pair of 3.5" drives attached and also have Drivewire 3
> running on my Mac laptop but lack my Linux PC that I would normally
> use to create live floppies from the various .dsk and .os9 images I
> have around.
>
> --

Here is a procedure which I have successfully used for single-sided,
35 track images:

Make a duplicate copy of the image to work with.
Mount the image file in slot 0 of the DriveWire server.
Insert a real floppy disk in CoCo Drive 0.
Enter the following commands under DriveWire HDB-DOS:

DRIVE ON
DRIVE #0
BACKUP 0 TO 1
DRIVE OFF 0
BACKUP 1 TO 0

Be sure to include the '0' in the DRIVE OFF command. The first BACKUP
doubles the size of the mounted image file by creating a second copy
of the disk image in the same file.  The second BACKUP copies the
second image from the file onto the real floppy.

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