Yup, all discussed long ago, but being dusted offjoska wrote: ↑Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:00 amYou could put a stock EmuTOS on cartridge (or even in ROM) and have it loading a patched TOS-image from the auto-folder. It is also possible to put a compressed image of an AB-aware TOS in ROM together with a small loader, that sets up the AB (caches, fast-RAM), unpacks the TOS to fast-RAM and then boots. Then you wouldn't have to boot twice, of the more annoying "features" of the ABRustynutt wrote: ↑Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:40 pm Was thinking of a way to get the Falcon hardware up without reading the 4.04 ROM at power up, then allowing the tool kit to start, read TOS into RAM, patch and soft reboot. As long as somewhere in that sequence, the Falcon doesn't go looking for a bootable cartridge ROM.
Have a few ROM to burn, never picked up the burner to do the job.
Writing a loader is way beyond me. Do know how to capture everything to burn into a ROM from memory. As the configuration never changes, and the ROM can always be replaced, makes most sense to me.
But, need to test the adapter on the AB first, if there is something programmed into the MACH chips that is the issue, back to "just" being an 040 machine.
Using EmuTOS to get the hardware up, if it works, then load a patched TOS captured from memory (I use BSS Debug for this) if AB tools recognizes TOS2ROM before it launches....hell have a mess here.