Auto-running a program from a floppy

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Auto-running a program from a floppy

My programming/use of the Apple II is getting rather rusty....

 

I'm in the process of eliminating some hardware issues (color missing) on my II+ motherboard and have copied (from some listing I found) and saved a small color bar type test program. Since my keyboard is disconnected when working on the computer it would be great to have it run automatically when a disk with it on would boot.

The program is in Applesoft basic, I've saved it on a DOS 3.3 disk (5.25") and my II+ has an autoboot ROM.

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Fuji wrote:

My programming/use of the Apple II is getting rather rusty....

 

I'm in the process of eliminating some hardware issues (color missing) on my II+ motherboard and have copied (from some listing I found) and saved a small color bar type test program. Since my keyboard is disconnected when working on the computer it would be great to have it run automatically when a disk with it on would boot.

The program is in Applesoft basic, I've saved it on a DOS 3.3 disk (5.25") and my II+ has an autoboot ROM.

 

RENAME it to "HELLO" (no quotes).  Chances are that is what the startup program is set to on that disk ("INIT HELLO" was pretty much a standard).  If there is already a file named HELLO, either delete it or rename it to something else.

 

 

 

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Aha! That sounds familiar and

Aha! That sounds familiar and makes sense, because many of my disks have a "menu" program called HELLO, which automatically starts after booting and lets you run programs by pressing a letter (A, B, C, etc.) instead of the usual "RUN PROGRAM NAME".

I'll give it a go. Thanks for the tip!

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Fuji wrote:

Aha! That sounds familiar and makes sense, because many of my disks have a "menu" program called HELLO, which automatically starts after booting and lets you run programs by pressing a letter (A, B, C, etc.) instead of the usual "RUN PROGRAM NAME".

I'll give it a go. Thanks for the tip!

 

I think you can just do an INIT HELLO (or whatever you want to call it) on a new disk with your program loaded in memory and it will save it as HELLO automatically.

 

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