[jos64] Booting with a 1581.

  • From: Greg/DAC <billnacu@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: HomeStead Commodore Mail List <homestead@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2002 20:33:25 -0500 (EST)

  Hello everyone!

    I decided to do some tests with the 1581 and JOS.

    I turned on my C64, with SuperCPUV2 4megs ram.  And also turned on my
CMD HD, 1541 and 1581.  Put a blank 3.5" disk into the 1581, and formatted
it with the standard jiffy dos command @n:josboot,11.  A minute later I
had a fresh disk.

    I booted into JOS, and copied all the files to the 1581.  cd jos, cp *
/1581.0/ .  A minute or two later, the files were all on the disk.  A 1581
disk is so big that it holds all of the files for jos, PLUS the complete
.zip file, and several shell scripts that I have made for myself to make
my JOS life easier.  And there is still a good 200 blks free on the disk.

   Then I shut down, and powered back up, and changed to my 1581 disk
drive with jiffy dos.  I keep my 1581 on device #11.  Gave the jiffydos
command ^booter, and JOS booted up!  There was a slightly different
message at the startup, it says something like, 'mounted /sys/1581.fsys
(boot) ' .  And that was that.

   So, I would bargain that the 1581 is Well Supported under JOS. And it
can be used as a boot drive.


  IF you suspect that one of your drives may be 'Flaky', I strongly
recommend disabling that drive before starting JOS.  JOS can make use of
your Drives in ways they have never been used before! like accessing
different parts of the same drive with different programs, both at the
same time!

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