[Coladam] getting back to you (one thing at least)
kjpmail at gmail.com
Sun Sep 15 07:24:06 CEST 2013
Thank you very much. The text file that you attached references a file
called EOSPATCH.DOC and that seems to be the file that you are referring
to. Do you happen to have that file?
On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 10:48 PM, Ron Mitchell <rm2892 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Clipped from my previous (or one of them) from the other day:
> One more thing. I have a document somewhere - think it might be in the
> box I'm holding for you -
> that explains how to set up EOS Software on a partition so that it will
> boot on
> the hard drive. The procedure is not the same for all programs, and my
> memory fades.
> I'll have to see if I can find that doc.. Again, I'll be back to you.
> attaching the document I was referring to. Not sure if it will be of any
> help, but here it is for what it's worth.
> With the hard drive on EOS, you have to make sure that you're logged into
> whatever partition you want to boot from. Block zero of that
> partition must contain the code from block zero of the distribution floppy
> disk that your EOS or SmartBASIC software came on. Then on partition 0 of
> the hard drive
> you would have that same block zero data from the floppy in a file called
> "BOOT (whatever it is)" ie, BOOTCALC. That involves using SmartWriter to
> create a blank file, then using Filemanager to find out where on Partition
> zero that file starts, and finally, copying the data from block zero of
> your distribution floppy to that same space. Clear as mud?
> I think it's all explained in the attachment.
> One thing I do know for SmartBASIC programs, you can only have one HELLO
> file per partition. If you want others on
> there then you'd have to have a separate HELLO file renamed to something
> else. Think you've already arrived at that
> conclusion yourself.
> Just remember that if you want to boot software from logical drive 3, then
> you need to be logged on to logical drive 3.
> The document attached describes the PowerMATE hard drive, but it should
> also apply to BJ Lingrel's Mini Wini, and to
> and also to Micro Innovations IDE setup. They were all written by Tony
> Morehen and Guy Cousineau.
> PS Still working on the other stuff.
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