Inside Commodore DOS
|Inside Commodore DOS|
|Author(s)||Richard Immers, Gerald G. Neufeld|
|Last Edition||Second Printing (1985)|
|Genre||Programming, Hardware, Software, Beginners|
"Inside Commodore DOS - The Complete Guide to the 1541 Disk Operating System is for any programmer who wants to know more about how the Commodore 1541 disk drive works. The authors have disassembled and annotated the 1541's DOS, complementing the 1541 User's Manual.
Inside Commodore DOS contains listings for 46 ready-to-use BASIC disk utilities that will help you investigate the 1541. Designed to be beneficial and instructive, many of these powerful programs illustrate the state-of-the-art in the use of Commodore's direct-access disk commands.
Inside Commodore DOS will teach you about using the DOS, disk formatting, disk organization, direct-access programming, DOS protection, recovering 'damaged' data, and includes an overview of DOS 2.6. You'll also discover a detailed disk RAM map, a detailed analysis of ROM and mathematical conversion routines. Written in a logical, orderly fashion, Inside Commodore DOS will help you understand and make more effective use of your 1541 disk drive."
Table of Contents (Abridged and reduced)[edit | edit source]
Chapter 1 - INTRODUCTION 11 Chapter 2 - USING THE 1541'S DOS 15 Chapter 3 - DISKETTE FORMATTING 29 Chapter 4 - DISKETTE ORGANIZATION 35 Chapter 5 - DIRECT-ACCESS PROGRAMMING 71 Chapter 6 - INTERMEDIATE DIRECT-ACCESS PROGRAMMING 103 Chapter 7 - DOS PROTECTION 113 Chapter 8 - GETTING OUT OF TROUBLE 173 Chapter 9 - OVERVIEW OF THE 1541 DOS 181 Appendix A - 1541 RAM VARIABLE DEFINITIONS 217 Appendix B - ANALYSIS OF THE 1541's ROM 229 Appendix C - PROGRAMM LISTINGS 437 Appendix D - MATHEMATICAL CONVERSION ROUTINES 485 Index 499