Re: [midatlanticretro] Those Tandy 2000 disks
- o man I'm a wee bit busy right now. Do a search on
google for "Jeff Hellige". You'll find his site.
Somewhere on there there's a utility that "zaps" a
Tandy 2000 disk, thereby, as is stated, making it
fully file system compatible with vanilla dos. I can't
remember, I can't remember, but I almost remember (?)
running/trying to run stuph off the 3.5" disk that I
dumped a dos image onto. Oftentimes, if nothing else,
the BASIC interpreter is somewhat compatible with a
vanilla pc. Graphics may even work - largely those
commands rely on bios calls anyway, and an INT is an
INT is an INT (means different things on different
--- Kelly Leavitt <kelly@...> wrote:
> or the "Thread that wouldn't die"...__________________________________________________
> Using ImageDisk, I wrote back to 3.5" disks.
> I am able to read these disk's directories in DOS.
> One caveate is that you
> must cover the HD select hole if using HD disks. You
> should also do a full
> format in dos first.
> What this gets you is a sometimes readable disk. The
> PC can usually read the
> FAT, but it can't actually execute anything on the
> disk. No matter what you
> try, you get sector not found errors (even if you
> try to "type" a text
> As I'm typing this, I'm trying the same process with
> a DS/DD diskette and
> drive (that I know works). Same results.
> Therefore, these disks are NOT IDENTICAL to 3.5"
> DS/DD. They are definitely
> an odd-ball format.
> It appears that the disk layout is similar, but not
> identical to classic
> MS-DOS. I still need a working model 2000 to see if
> these images will work
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