SP1200 + Gotek Boot up quirks

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JaeOne3345
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SP1200 + Gotek Boot up quirks

Post by JaeOne3345 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:13 pm

Hi, I finally installed a Gotek into my SP1200.

I am trying to understand behavior during the boot up process.

My SP1200 can be booted up from DSK0000 and DSK0001 images, but not other images allow me to boot the machine. It begins to load and simply stops.

If I start the machine with 0000 or 0001 and then save to other slots, I can load (not boot) whatever is saved on those HFE images that are not bootable.

For example, I can boot the machine on 0000. Sample something, save it to 0025. If I were to reboot the machine, I have to do so using 0000 or 0001, and then I can switch to 0025 or anything else and load just fine.

Is this normal behavior? Forgive me if so. Just seems like I should be able to boot from any image so long as the operating system is saved within that image.

Thanks,
Jared

JaeOne3345
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Re: SP1200 + Gotek Boot up quirks

Post by JaeOne3345 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:28 pm

Actually figured it out. The problem lies in me being an idiot. lol.

I have been using the SP1200 for nearly 20 years, and every time I format a floppy I copy the OS to the disk so every projectI have is saved with the operating system enabling me to boot from that disk. It always asked "copy software? Y/N" and I would always choose yes.

I realized that only the first couple images provide the OS, while others are simply just blank disks to hold sounds and sequences. Everyone I know who uses an SP copies the OS to disk when they format a new floppy.

All good. Now I know I need to use the HFE image with the OS on it for all future projects.

My bad.

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