Tos 2.06 mod, startup delay begone.

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Tos 2.06 mod, startup delay begone.

Post by guus.assmann » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:20 pm


Once uppon a time, I saw some notes on how to get rid of the startup delay in Tos 2.06.
I mean the delay that's needed for a HD to spinn up.
As I'm using Ultrasatan or a CF-card as a drive replacement, this delay is not needed and it annoys me.
And now, I'd like to find this again.
But it keeps eluding me.
Any help is appreciated.


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Re: Tos 2.06 mod, startup delay begone.

Post by Bikerbob » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:43 pm

only mod I know is the space bar.. ;) sorry no help there. I too find it annoying though, as I have been servicing the machines the last few weeks so off and on many times,


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Re: Tos 2.06 mod, startup delay begone.

Post by exxos » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:41 pm

Only person who may know is pepra I think..

Other than bashing space bar as said already, the only other way would be to patch TOS. At least as far as I am aware..
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Re: Tos 2.06 mod, startup delay begone.

Post by troed » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:09 pm

Boot from a disk with Atari's noroach:


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