Harro and Thank you Udo for quick response !
On Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 2:19:17 PM UTC+8, Udo Munk wrote:
> Last night I uploaded a 3.1 disk image that as bonus has swapping activated. Still
> need to write up how to configure this with the DDK, should be there in the next
> few days.
Thanks ! Looking forward to test that .
> You are welcome. Many of the images were contributed by others, I have no
> hardware anymore to image 5.25" floppy disks, only 3.5" ones.
Like you, I can't buy/get any more 5.25" drives or disks. I have a stack of new 3.5"-1.44MB disks but no serviceable floppy drive to use them.
Lucky I had dd the old stuff from SLS-1.04 (1993) and my Coherent-3.1 and /rdb
from Mark Williams back in 2007. The rest of the nostalgic testing stuff from the "InfoMagic" cdroms up to 2003.
> I think the 3.2 update still needs the Y2K fix, but is the same patch as for 3.0
> and can be build self from the patch files for 3.0, until I get at that one.
I /etc/install CohUpd 3.10 and CohUpd 3.20 successively, and the Y2K
patch you provided for 3.1 worked well, but the y2k patch for CohUpd-COH-3.2 yielded a boot up message " AT clock month 0 not in the table of month 1-12 .."
However, this message disappeared after a few more boots over the month, to March 1st, and now everything is well.
The so-called 3.20 update that I installed seems to be still 3.10 as the
version number of the boot-up message reads " 3.1.0u ". The files in the
update directory /new are also the same for Coherent-3.1.0
So, many more things to try out for me !
> > virtual hdd. Had to change around floppies disk-type, CDROM images and using
> > qemu as well as VirtualBox emulators to get the three dists. into one HDD. PCem
> > could only run 2 out of three combo in one hdd so created.
> Yes that is possible. Always install everything else before COHERENT, install it
> as the last OS and use the MWC master boot for booting all OS's. The MWC boot
> code is one fine piece of art work, other boot code from this era has problems
> that need to be fixed.
I have now been able to use only PCem to install 3 OS's viz Coherent-3x , SLS-1.04 linux and DrDos-7.03 from Digital Research ( later Caldera ) into
a 251 MB virtual HDD. Booting is with MWC Coherent Master Boot !
> I have not yet found time to write bug reports for PCem and now they a freezing
> it in for release 14. Guess I'll wait and have a look at this first, and then see what
> still is not working correct.
Will wait for that, thanks.
mikey ( perhaps the only SG user of MWC Coherent still around ).The uucp-BBS
will have some records of my logging in and asking around !