Apple II Europlus - is all I need a startup disk?

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Apple II Europlus - is all I need a startup disk?

Hello all - this should be a very easy question to answer for any Apple II owners. I have an Apple II Europlus with two disk drives - all clean and working OK however when I power the computer up all I get is Apple ][ on the screen and drive zero searches for a disk (which I don't have). As I've not used an Apple II since around 1980, I'm guessing it's searching for a startup disk. Is that correct, or should an Apple II be able to start up and display a prompt without a disk in the drive?


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pete_r wrote: As I've not

pete_r wrote:

 As I've not used an Apple II since around 1980, I'm guessing it's searching for a startup disk. Is that correct, or should an Apple II be able to start up and display a prompt without a disk in the drive?

It depends :-)  Obviously your Apple II has the "Autostart" ROM. You can insert different disks to boot: DOS 3.3, ProDOS  (when equipped with the Language Card), Apple Pascal (UCSD p-System) when equipped with the Language Card, or CP/M with the language and the Z80 Softcard inside.

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Yes, you should get a DOS 3.3 disk from eBay.

If you're lucky, you can find one between $5 and $10.

If you search the archives, you will find a link where you can use an audio file that will load DOS or Prodos into memory where you execute it to load to appropriate memory locations so you can initialize your own disks.

Congrat's on your acquisition.

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Cheers for that. Seems to be

Cheers for that. Seems to be just a case of tracking down a disk in that case :-) 

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Would the DOS 3.3 disk I need

Would the DOS 3.3 disk I need to boot be the one commonly seen on eBay entitled "System Master"? 

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pete_r wrote:Would the DOS 3

pete_r wrote:

Would the DOS 3.3 disk I need to boot be the one commonly seen on eBay entitled "System Master"? 

 

Have a look at ADTpro. With this progra, you can boot a bare Apple II to a dos system then write your own dos disk.

 

Simplest way to get an apple ii with no software up and running

 

and its free !

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You can actually create one

You can actually create one with the Apple Disk Server.

https://asciiexpress.net/diskserver/

Just select the DOS Mster you want (3.3 or 3.4), and follow the instructions on the screen.  

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+1 on DistantStar001's

+1 on DistantStar001's recommendation.

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Many thanks for that link. I
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Many thanks for that link. I

Many thanks for that link. I can load the utility ok and my iPad now talks to the Apple II - all I need is a decent floppy to write the image to

 

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Hi,

Hi,

try to press CTRL+RESET to start basic

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