TRS-80 Questions

From: Ward Donald Griffiths III <>
Date: Mon Feb 23 21:46:18 1998

Win Heagy wrote:
> Hi,
> I've recently acquired a TRS-80 4P and a TRS-80 III. The 4P works
> and came with a system disk and a couple small programs. The
> model III did not have a boot disk or any other software. When I turn
> the III on, DISKETTE? appears on the screen. I assume it is waiting for
> a boot floppy. Since I haven't used a TRS 80 since the 70's,
> I am unsure of many of the details. What I am wondering is if
> the model III can boot from the system disk for the 4P? When the
> 4P starts, it says also has a DOS 6.2 system disk, but
> it can only be read intermittently. Is there any place that I can get
> a system disk to boot the model III? Is there an archive of
> software that I can use to demo both the 4P and the III?

If the LDOS disk is booting in a 64x16 text mode, it should boot fine
in a Model III. TRSDOS6 was the native Model 4 OS, using the 80x24
text mode. To bring up the III in ROM BASIC, hold down the break key
while using the orange reset button.
Ward Griffiths
Dylan:  How many years must some people exist, 
			before they're allowed to be free?
WDG3rd:  If they "must" exist until they're "allowed",
			they'll never be free.
Received on Mon Feb 23 1998 - 21:46:18 GMT

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