[sebhc] New Heathkit H89 owner with many questions...

Stanley Webb spamspike at comcast.net
Tue Nov 7 17:44:56 CST 2006

I am sorry,  I was mistaken when I said init37.abs.  The correct  
program for initializing diskettes is init.abs. It reads the device  
specific code it needs from the device driver on your boot disk.
Sorry for my mistake.  Be sure to press the space bar a couple of  
times when you attempt to boot a newly initialized and sysgened  
diskette. This helps HDOS to set the correct baud rate and allows the  
bootstrap to continue.


On Nov 6, 2006, at 10:59 PM, Mark Garlanger wrote:

> Can some point me to where this 'init37.abs' program is supposed to
> be? I've looked on the HDOS 2.0 distribution disks I have and could
> not find it.
> Thanks,
>   Mark
> On 9/25/06, Stanley Webb <spamspike at comcast.net> wrote:
>> Try command "DIR/S" without quotes to see all files including  
>> those with "S"
>> or system flag set.  You'll find PIP.ABS, SYSCMD.SYS, RGT.SYS,  
>> GRT.SYS and
>> hopefully some of the rest of HDOS.  INIT37.ABS is a soft-sector  
>> floppy
>> initialization program, but I'm not sure if your soft-sectored  
>> controller is
>> an H37. With INIT37.ABS or its equivalent for you controller and  
>> you should be able to copy your boot disk.
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