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To: ShadowAce

Well, if I remember, AppleII never booted from floppy. The whole OS was there on chip. But it used the floppy for other, non-boot, process.

The first “real” pc virus was Brain, an advertising stunt from a Pakistani.


9 posted on 12/14/2012 10:49:58 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Hardraade

I don’t know, every Apple II that I ever used booted from floppy and had no hard disk unless you connected an external one.


12 posted on 12/14/2012 11:28:18 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Hardraade

Apple II ProDos was loaded from a “system disk.” The actual boot loader was burned into ROM but all it did was direct the primary disk drive head to Track 0 Sector 0 and start a load there, then JMP to the load-point address.

If I remember my Apple II internals ...


17 posted on 12/14/2012 1:27:01 PM PST by IronJack (=)
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