So, I've now got a Geneve, that I've been able to boot off my gotek drive on my TIFDC w/80 track mod. The OS boots off of my DSSD80 HFE, created by converting a sector image created from TiImageTool with the 'install geneve os' utility menu item.
1st strange thing:
The AUTOEXEC created by TiImageTool fails with an error about 'line too long' I hadn't been able to import any sort of text -> D/V80 through TiImageTool that did anything different. But, over on the real box, I can write a new AUTOEXEC with COPY CON AUTOEXEC and that saves properly. So, odd, but not a blocker, unless it is symptomatic of a greater issue.
2nd real issue:
I'm a Geneve Newb. MDOS is now Geneve OS. v6.50 distribute disk comes with a GPL that is only one file, there are things on the whtech sight in the mdos_gpl_util.hd that I've been trying to look at and figure out, but I'm not sure what all these parts are.
EXEC ? Looking at how it is used in the AUTOEXEC, I'm guessing it loads a EA5 program in GPL mode directly.
INITGPL ? I found something saying it makes GPL resident, and makes GPL a built in command? Does this require a modified SYSTEM/SYS?
CYA ? Modifies SYSTEM/SYS??? but to what end?
3rd real issue:
I can't get anything to load after the OS. Looking at the hd image, I grabbed the MEMTEST, MEMTESU, MEMTESV files, dropped them on the boot disk using TiImageTool, recreated the HFE, and when I run A:\MEMTEST or MEMTEST I just get back "Bad command or filename." I get the same thing with GPL, and CRACK128.
This is a genmod geneve with a memex card. When I flip the TIMODE off switch, the Geneve just complains about bad cpu ram found. So I'm guessing the memex isn't working correctly. There does not appear to be any other memory mod made to the 9640. The memex is fully populated. But I haven't found any documentation for the memex board itself to know if the dipswitch bank is set correctly.
Anyone have any docs on the memex board?
Is the failure to load files a problem with Geneve OS and my 80 track TIFDC?
Is there any kind of SystemInfo tool?
The change logs for MDOS/Geneve OS indicate the requirement for more memory than the stock 512k on the board... I saw no piggybacked sram. How does the OS fail when there is not the requisite memory addendum?
Any help would be awesome