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Re: Easy words for boot sector ?
Posted by: ggn Mar,15.2017-14:30 

The bootsector is physically 512 bytes. However TOS reserves a few bytes to store info about the disk (number of sectors per track, number of sides etc etc) so you're left with 480 bytes. If you don't care about this (i.e. you have a game or a demo and you'll never boot the machine to the desktop) you can use most of those reserved bytes.

The accepted format is for the disk to be bootable into TOS, so 480 bytes.




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Easy words for boot sector ? s_t_s Mar,15.2017-10:35
  Re: Easy words for boot sector ? ggn Mar,15.2017-10:54
    Re: Easy words for boot sector ? s_t_s Mar,15.2017-11:24
      Re: Easy words for boot sector ? ggn Mar,15.2017-14:30
      Re: Easy words for boot sector ? evil Mar,15.2017-19:30
        Re: Easy words for boot sector ? s_t_s Mar,17.2017-09:36
          Re: Easy words for boot sector ? leonard Mar,18.2017-23:04
            Re: Easy words for boot sector ? s_t_s Mar,21.2017-23:01
              Re: Easy words for boot sector ? leonard Mar,22.2017-02:28
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