PDA

View Full Version : Apple /// Plus Boot Disks?



marmotking
October 30th, 2007, 09:36 PM
I recently acquired a nearly pristine condition Apple /// Plus. When powered up, it looks for a boot floppy and retries when I press any key on the keyboard. Is it possible that someone out there could help me obtain an SOS boot disk for it? I'd really appreciate it. I also understand that there's a special boot disk that makes it boot in an Apple II compatible mode? (what are the odds I could find one of these too)?

vbriel
October 31st, 2007, 03:45 AM
Actually, your odds are pretty good. They are in image format on asimov ftp site. They can be created on an Apple II because they are read/write compatible. I created my SOS and emulator disks on my Apple IIplus. There is also business BASIC you will want. I'm heading to the VCF tomorrow so I don't have time to make one but maybe somebody here can help you out that has a Apple II machine.

Vince

david__schmidt
October 31st, 2007, 03:56 AM
The odds are good.

ftp://ftp.apple.asimov.net/pub/apple_II/images/apple3
or
http://www.blackcatsystems.com/software/sara.html

These are .dsk images that you'll need to reconstitute to real floppy disks. You can do it yourself if you have an Apple with a serial interface compatible with ADTPro (which includes the ///) :
http://adtpro.sourceforge.net

If all this fails and a friend doesn't emerge to do it for you, you can engage a service to do it instead:

http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sys.apple2.marketplace/browse_frm/thread/a1fe4af9b6145c4/649cf44efa30af02
or
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sys.apple2.marketplace/browse_frm/thread/12436d49aa983171/3be9f119b2426aa5