I finally quit my job at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk! Believe it or not, but that is a terrible place to work. I now work at the Togo's in Watsonville, CA, and that is a much, much more enjoyable job. I just need to eat before I go to work!
The most helpful error message is:
What are you supposed to do now?!
Finally the debug effort is finished. I traced the no boot issue to a bug in ProDOS. This error exists in both ProDOS version 1.2 and 1.9. But I see it has been fixed in version 2.0.1. I just need to do a work around in my ROM code to make sure I do not trigger this bug. Then I can continue firmware development of the Serial Virtual Drive. When I get this working, the floppy is the next task.
So, some of you may have seen the http://www.freedomtoaster.org/ project. I have been to Surplus Exchange recently where they have an old phone card dispenser for very cheap. My plan is to go down there tomorrow and buy it to convert the case into a Freedom Toaster. Then, I'll donate it back to S.E. for use by their customers to make OS CDs as needed.
I just wanted to post this little bit about Canon, because you rarely see people go on and on about something GOOD that a company has done. Canon has treated us very well. I like my PowerShot A60 and can now continue to use it.
I'm posting this bog entry from my se30 with it's ethernet card. I'm logged into my powerbook g3 through ssh and i'm using the "links" text only browser, it surfs quite fast and has support for tables. I hope to get my Mac plus doing this sometime, i like the idea of booting off a floppy or two and surfing the internet noiselessly.
I have uploaded a couple of pictures. Look at my image gallery.
i went from this:
and hopefully this:
Come to find out, the issue with the floppy is not the floppy at all. The system will refuse to boot ProDOS whenever there are two storage devices. I have a total of three storage devices, LPC ROM, HDT file located on a PC using a serial port, and the floppy. I have been using the LPC disk for booting. I tried a test, I booted using the LPC drive and I disabled the floppy.