+Guitarman Posted June 18, 2011 Share Posted June 18, 2011 A really dumb question, but I can't seem to find the answer to with Google. Is an Atari DOS disk required to use the Disk Drive, or is it only needed for certain things? From what I can find, it seems that the DOS files can be written onto a disk. Would that mean most official software on disk would have DOS already written onto it? A DOS disk (not necessarily Atari DOS) or any disk that has a DOS system written to it is usually needed for any drive functions. Games that boot automatically have the needed boot information written to it already. I think SpartaDos X is the only DOS that doesn't need a disk to boot and use the drive as it is cartridge based, so you do not need a disk in the drive at boot time. There are many DOS systems for the Atari, Atari DOS, MyDOS, RealDOS, SpartaDOS, etc. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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