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copying autoboot disk

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:43 pm
by rockets
advice for newbie if poss...picked up a stfm package few months ago..about 200 assorted disks with it..some of the games come up with the text..pompey pirates..and there are 2_3 games on some disks...only found one game I love..would like to backup the disk...tried f.copy...wont copy...says it an autoboot disk...is there a way to copy it...its lode runner that is on disk...thanks

Re: copying autoboot disk

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:11 am
by Zippy
You'll need to turn "Disk def" off and manually select the number of sides and sectors. Usually it was 80 tracks (0-79) , 2 sides and 10 sectors, but it may only be 9 sectors (or even 11) and/or 1 side depending on the particular disk.

Re: copying autoboot disk

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:42 pm
by simonsunnyboy
The Pompey Pirates often placed some remark on their menus such as "Copy 80/2/10" or the like...

Re: copying autoboot disk

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:56 am
by rockets
thanks for help..did manage ,with fcopy 3 , some text mentioned menu 29 on disk..another disk,came up, number 1, happy tho I backed up loderunner...