Is there a program to show the files on a diskette in the correct order the Apple II reads them during disk boot sequence

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Hi,
I'm just wondering
is it possible to see the program files on a diskette (ProDOS) in the proper order
of which the disk drive reads them during a program's Boot sequence?

Like, the PRODOS File gets loaded first, then the .SYSTEM file
I want to be able to analyze the correct file reading order when first booting the program.
Is there anyway I can do this, like on a GS or something?

I hope some people would be willing to help me out with this.
Thanks

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Re: Is there a program to show the files on a diskette in ...

No.

The reason is that the order of the next program to be run, assuming that there is one, would come from the current program being run. How would you know that without taking the program apart to read the instructions? I don't know of another way. Instead of focusing on this method, why don't you tell us what you are trying to do on a larger scale? Repair a disk?

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Re: Is there a program to show the files on a diskette in ...

well this goes to the other post I made About an educational programs from the archive
that has the .dsk extension. Somebody said that it would only run on a GS even though it
is an 8-bit program. It won't work on my Apple IIe emulator. And if I converted it .2mg
On both the IIgs emulator and the IIe emulator it will load ProDOS but instead of loading the
program it stops at the selector (Called BYE).
I don't know why this is happening. There's got to be a way to get it to run on the IIe emulator.
I have uploaded the disk images here.

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Re: Is there a program to show the files on a diskette in ...

macman223 wrote:

well this goes to the other post I made About an educational programs from the archive that has the .dsk extension. Somebody said that it would only run on a GS even though it
is an 8-bit program.

Hi, that "somebody" is me - since it was written for the GS, I guess you could call it a 16-bit program. Either way, no matter what you try, it's not going to run in an IIe emulator.

macman223 wrote:

It won't work on my Apple IIe emulator. And if I converted it .2mg
On both the IIgs emulator and the IIe emulator it will load ProDOS but instead of loading the
program it stops at the selector (Called BYE).

What it does it it loads and starts running, then crashes/exists to ProDOS.

macman223 wrote:

I don't know why this is happening. There's got to be a way to get it to run on the IIe emulator.

It's happening because it can't, and won't, run on an IIe or an IIe emulator. You could try KEGS or GSport if you would like to run it in an emulator that can handle IIgs programs.

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Re: Is there a program to show the files on a diskette in ...

But I know it's the 8-bit version since it has 8-bit graphics and runs ProDOS 8.

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Re: Is there a program to show the files on a diskette in ...

I downloaded the .dsk image you provided and was able to get it to run on Sweet 16, a GS emulator. I then copied the program over to a 2mg file, using Sweet 16, and tried running it in Virtual II, an apple IIe emulator, and it dropped me into the program selector without ever launching the program.

just my two cents worth,
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Re: Is there a program to show the files on a diskette in ...

Hey dean, thats what happened to me too. I have both Sweet 16 and virtual ][ and the same thing happened, it went into the program selector on Virtual ][
It doesn't make any sense.