Sarek wrote:Might I help...
The date stamp on TOS 1.00 is as far as I can remember november 14, 1985. You'd better check that though.
unseenmenace wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't the very first ST's have TOS on a floppy? In which case they may predate the normal ROM TOS 1.0
aktiv8 wrote:The disks are availbale for download on on of the Atari sites (forgive me but I can't recall whihc one right now) providing the site is still 'alive'.
simonsunnyboy wrote:The bootroms to boot a disk TOS had a size of about 16K or so, afaik 2 of the 6 ROM sockets were in use.
The bootrom afaik contained at least a routine to display a fancy "Insert TOS disk" prompt in GEM style on screen (according to my old 520 manual). It probably had a few XBIOS and BIOS calls builtin to load sectors from disk into memory.
But it would be really interesting to have a dump of such a bootroom around!
Sarek wrote:TOS 0.99 was the version of disktos. 1.00 began the first chip based rom.
How do the hardware variants ST/STF/STM/STFM correlate with the rom versions from these early years?
0.99 - plain ST (No STF/STM/STFM with disktos???)
1.00 - No idea. Was the STFM this early on? Or just the ST/STF/STM?
1.02 - This is in my machine, an STFM from 1988. No idea whether the ST/STF/STM came with 102
1.04 - Presumably in 1989, the STFM was standard.
1.06 - The STE had 1.06 to begin with. Did any STFMs have it? What about the STFMs that were still being sold in 1993?
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