[Blindapple] copying Dos to non-talking disk

Jayson Smith jaybird at bluegrasspals.com
Mon Mar 17 16:02:31 EDT 2014


Do you mean the disk is in DOS 3.3 format, but isn't bootable? To find out, 
put a bootable DOS disk in drive 1, the disk in question in drive 2, 
boot, get to Applesoft, and type:

If you get a list of files, the disk may not be bootable. If you get an I/O 
error or a blank or garbage list of files, the disk is probably using 
ProDOS or its own proprietary operating system. You can sometimes make 
ProDOS disks talk, but that's a totally different procedure. It's not 
generally possible to make disks which use their own independent OS talk, 
as there's no recognized filesystem to install Textalker, and no way to 
make the bootup process, whatever it is, recognize that it needs to load 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Blake Roberts" <beroberts at hughes.net>
To: "'Blind Apple Discussions'" <blindapple at bluegrasspals.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:04:56 -0400
Subject: [Blindapple] copying Dos to non-talking disk

> Having been on this list for a while, I understand that hello and 
> must be copied to non-talking disks. However, for disks that lack Dos, how
> do I copy Dos operating system to the disk in drive 2?
> Blake
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