IIgs won't launch 3.3 or programs

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IIgs won't launch 3.3 or programs

Hi All, I am not able to launch Dos 3.3 on my IIgs.  I get an error message that says,

"No startup file, press any key." When I just try to run a Dos 3.3 program like "One on One"

it says "An application can not be found for this document." 

Any directon on how to proceed would be much appreciated.

Thanks,

Brad Hansen

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Are you trying to do this

Are you trying to do this from GS/OS somehow (that's what your error message sounds like to me), or have you booted into DOS 3.3 in IIe mode?

 

I don't think mine will even read DOS 3.3 disks under GS/OS.  Just ProDOS.

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IIgs won't launch 3.3 or programs

Thanks for the reply, but like I said up above when I try to load the DOS 3.3 Launcher I get the error

message above. Yes I am trying to run the DOS 3.3 Launcher from GS/OS.  I can startup from DOS 3.3

on a 5 1/4 floppy, however  I don't know how to navigate from that prompt to launch the  3.3 programs I want to.

Thanks,

 

Brad Hansen

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I think you're going to just

I think you're going to just have to boot it off the DOS 3.3 floppy.

 

Typing "CATALOG" will list the contents of the disk.  There are no subdirectories in the pre-ProDOS DOSes.

 

The first column in the catalog tells you the filetype.  A and I are BASIC programs (Applesoft or Integer BASIC).  B is binary.  T is text.

 

You can type "RUN THE PROGRAM NAME" to run BASIC programs.

 

Most of the time Binary files are not executable in DOS 3.3, but instead contain machine code that's loaded and used by optimized BASIC programs.  However, sometimes you can "BRUN THE BINARY PROGRAM NAME".

 

Very very very occasionally you may want to "EXEC THE TEXT FILE".  This will exectute each line of the text file as it if it were typed on the command prompt.

 

There is a great deal of information on how to use DOS 3.3 (as well as ProDOS) available on the web.

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PS: If you have an unenhanced

PS: If you have an unenhanced ROM, your CAPSLOCK will need to be ON, or you'll get syntax errors.  All your DOS commands should be typed in ALL CAPS.

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Running Dos 3.3

Thanks! I do forget to do that sometime.

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