Megalextoria
Retro computing and gaming, sci-fi books, tv and movies and other geeky stuff.

Home » Archive » net.micro.apple » How to boot ProDos on Apple lookalikes?
Show: Today's Messages :: Show Polls :: Message Navigator
E-mail to friend 
Switch to threaded view of this topic Create a new topic Submit Reply
How to boot ProDos on Apple lookalikes? [message #115205] Wed, 18 September 2013 17:18 Go to next message
gyuri is currently offline  gyuri
Messages: 29
Registered: October 1985
Karma: 0
Junior Member
Message-ID: <152@cvl.UUCP>
Date: Fri, 8-Mar-85 18:32:42 EST
Article-I.D.: cvl.152
Posted: Fri Mar  8 18:32:42 1985
Date-Received: Mon, 11-Mar-85 05:38:39 EST
Distribution: net
Organization: Computer Vision Lab, U. of Maryland, College Park
Lines: 10

There once was an article about booting ProDos succesfully on Franklins, and
such. Would the person(s) who know how to do this please either post it
again or mail to me directly? I have a real Apple, but a weird 16k card,
where the F8 ROM is probably different from Apple's. I understand ProDos
peeks somewhere > $F800 to see what you've got.

Thanks, in advance
Gyorgy Fekete					gyuri@cvl.arpa
Center for Automation Research			seismo!rlgvax!cvl!gyuri.uucp
Univ. MD College Park MD	20742
Re: How to boot ProDos on Apple lookalikes? [message #115208 is a reply to message #115205] Wed, 18 September 2013 17:18 Go to previous message
dudek is currently offline  dudek
Messages: 19
Registered: May 2013
Karma: 0
Junior Member
Message-ID: <385@utai.UUCP>
Date: Mon, 11-Mar-85 17:27:43 EST
Article-I.D.: utai.385
Posted: Mon Mar 11 17:27:43 1985
Date-Received: Mon, 11-Mar-85 18:43:00 EST
References: <152@cvl.UUCP>
Reply-To: dudek@utai.UUCP (Gregory Dudek)
Distribution: net
Organization: CSRI, University of Toronto
Lines: 10
Summary: 

As far as I have heard, ProDOS looks into the high memory of the F8 ROM
and into the ROM on the DISK CONTROLLER.  I was NOT under the impression
that it looked at (or could look at) the details of the 16k card, except
that it existed.
  In order to use ProDOS with an Apple II clone, you would have to either
patch the places where it looks in the cards, or buy gen-u-ine apple
cards.  Personally, I think this was not such a great decision on
Apple's part since it will deter the overall acceptance of ProDOS, but
then we've been over this before, haven't we?
	Greg Dudek
Re: How to boot ProDos on Apple lookalikes? [message #117040 is a reply to message #115205] Wed, 13 March 1985 02:51 Go to previous message
rchau is currently offline  rchau
Messages: 8
Registered: September 2013
Karma: 0
Junior Member
Article-I.D.: watrose.7346
Posted: Wed Mar 13 02:51:49 1985
Date-Received: Wed, 13-Mar-85 04:13:40 EST
References: <152@cvl.UUCP> <385@utai.UUCP>
Distribution: net
Organization: U of Waterloo, Ontario
Lines: 17

 >  As far as I have heard, ProDOS looks into the high memory of the F8 ROM
 >  and into the ROM on the DISK CONTROLLER.  I was NOT under the impression
 >  that it looked at (or could look at) the details of the 16k card, except
 >  that it existed.
 >    In order to use ProDOS with an Apple II clone, you would have to either
 >  patch the places where it looks in the cards, or buy gen-u-ine apple
 >  cards.  Personally, I think this was not such a great decision on
 >  Apple's part since it will deter the overall acceptance of ProDOS, but
 >  then we've been over this before, haven't we?
 >  	Greg Dudek
{-------------------------------------------------------------------------}

Inscribed within a few bytes of the F8 Rom are the familar words 
"APPLE II" ..... in keeping up with their promotional slogan of " forever "
if these bytes ( which are use at powerup  time to display the above)
is changes to any other fruit (ie. ORANGE II, PINEAPPLE II, or AL BABY II)
Prodos will promptly exit.
  Switch to threaded view of this topic Create a new topic Submit Reply
Previous Topic: IIe + AE problems
Next Topic: How standard is Apple CP/M? DR update to version 2.23.
Goto Forum:
  

-=] Back to Top [=-
[ Syndicate this forum (XML) ] [ RSS ] [ PDF ]

Current Time: Tue Jul 07 23:47:24 EDT 2020

Total time taken to generate the page: 0.00360 seconds