Re: do you like this idea?

From: Magnus Kollberg <>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 1998 11:09:51 +0200


> I've got an idea: I could try to put the init code for NOVA card into
> TOS, so we NOVA AB users would be able to actually see the boot and use
> XBOOT (no, I don't have two monitors nor automatic VGA switch yet).

Well, why not patch the whole f*cking TOS with AB040 support and Nova
support and burn it into a PROM? Fix a image file and I will burn it
and try. No need for the toolkit, atleast not in it's current form, or
that emulator.prg.
> What do you think? We wouldn't need the EMULATOR.PRG then... Just the
> very first boot would be with black screen, but once the Doug's ToolKit
> was started we would have the screen output on NOVA.

Sounds like a good idea and better than nothing. It should be possible
to check if there is a Nova card installed (Emulator.PRG does it). It
should also be possible to skip Nova support by pressing a key or
something while booting. Like you do to skip the HD.
> Tell me if it's worth trying.

Sure, go ahead! :-)

//Magnus Kollberg
Received on on. april 22 1998 - 12:34:00 CEST

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