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December 9th, 2013, 11:52 AM
Does anyone here have some images from those OSes?
I couldn't get anything in one worth hour of googling, so i thought i'd ask here. The only thing i found was a dead megaupload link.

Thanks in advance.

December 12th, 2013, 04:42 AM
I don't have an OS-9000 image but I do have a Microware evaluation CD for Windows that will allow you to make a bootable image on a floppy disk that might be enough to get you going.

Below is part of a message I sent to someone a few months ago. The download link still works and anyone interested is welcome to grab a copy.

I have uploaded the contents of the CD-ROM in a ZIP file to
http://jim02762.s3.amazonaws.com/OS9Eval.zip . It's only 149MB.
There's no special copy-protection on the CD-ROM. You can even install
the packages without burning them to CD.

You first need to install the evaluation package (it's in the Eval
folder) and then you can install the upgrade (in the UPGRADE folder).
The evaluation requires a key based on a "priority code" given on the
first screen seen after running SETUP.EXE. It will be something like
EVA1234. I *think* you can multiply that number by 360.5, take the
integer, and prepend it with "EVA". For example:

If your priority code is EVA1607 then 1607 * 360.5 = 579323.5 so the
key is EVA579323. This was the key I got from Microware >10 years ago.

If your priority code is EVA1460 then 1460 * 360.5 = 526330 so the key
is EVA526330. This is a key I just calculated.

If your priority code is EVA0 then 0 * 360.5 = 0 so the key is EVA0.
This happened under Wine. This is what made me think it might just be
simple multiplication.

I only have these three samples. If it doesn't work, try going up/down
by 1. It *should* work. Let me know if it doesn't.

As for the upgrade, the password is hard coded to X86-RNP9-8GN0-D#XN-5#EN .

As for OS-9 level 1 and 2, images can be found for the TRS-80 Color Computer. (CoCo 3 for OS-9 level II) They're always arguing about OS-9 and Nitros-9, an open-source clone, over on the Coco mailing list at http://five.pairlist.net/mailman/listinfo/coco . I also have my old floppy images stashed somewhere.


July 12th, 2018, 12:10 AM
This has been very useful for me and worked fine to generate a boot floppy. I downloaded the kit from the link above and installed on an XP computer. Priority code generation worked also as described.