[sebhc] HDOS sysgen questions (and problems)

Bob Shannon bshannon at tiac.net
Wed Oct 18 08:01:14 CDT 2006


So it was working all along!?

Clearly I have a lot of reading to do.

So it appears that once its figured out the baud rate, the O/S
patches itself, and does not auto-baud when you re-boot the disk?

After pressing the space bar twice, I got the BOOT text and
HDOS sign on messages.  When I rebooted that same floppy
later on (without powering off) it simply booted up automatically.

No need to press the space bar.  

Is this normal?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Garlanger" <garlanger at gmail.com>
To: <sebhc at sebhc.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 5:08 PM
Subject: Re: [sebhc] HDOS sysgen questions (and problems)

> On 10/17/06, Bob Shannon <bshannon at tiac.net> wrote:
>> Ok, I'm stumped here!
>> How do I make a bootable system disk under HDOS?
>> I'm able to init and pass media check on a 'blank' floppy.
>> But when I SYSGEN/M, and attempt to boot the resulting
>> diskette, nothing happens.
> At this point try pressing the space bar 3-4 times, it's to determine
> baud rate, there is set commands to not require it, I'm not sure if
> SYSGEN/M is some how reseting that option, but it's worth a try. I had
> seen this with some of the disks I had (HDOS distribution disks). I
> thought the disks had gone bad - I then attempted to mount them, and
> they worked fine... then I remember about the space bar and that fixed
> the problem.
> Mark
>> Specifically, I reset, press B for 'boot', the drive light goes on
>> then off again, then nothing happens.  No additional text is
>> displayed, no drive access sounds, nothing.
>> When I try SYSGEN *.* I get a read error on the source
>> disk and end up back at the HDOS prompt.  The resulting
>> disk does not boot, it acts exactly like the SYSGEN/M
>> attempt.
>> When I simply try SYSGEN, I end up with an error where
>> the system is looking for ONBECOPY.ABS, which does
>> not appear to be on my one and only bootable diskette.
>> Would someone here please tell me exactly how I'm supposed
>> to make a backup boot disk?
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