Northstar Horizon boot disks

Steven Hirsch snhirsch at
Sat Apr 3 08:18:19 CDT 2010

On Fri, 2 Apr 2010, Steven Hirsch wrote:

>> I can provide a little (500 byte) monitor which will provide basic 
>> read/write memory commands, and the tool mentioned above can be 
>> configured to "type" data into this monitor as well - I have 
>> pre-configured in-ram images of both single and double density 
>> NorthStar DOS with my client which can be transferred into the system 
>> and launched using this little ROM monitor. Then you use the PC "NST" 
>> tool to transfer a boot disk image to physical media.

> Where can I get ahold of the image for that ROM monitor?  I have a Horizon 
> here that came with 9 boxes of hard-sectored diskettes.  Unfortunately all of 
> them are blank :-).  Any tips on bootstrapping my way into a functional 
> system would be greatly appreciated.

Ah.  I believe "can provide" ---> "is included as source with NST".  Is 
that correct?  If so, I believe I'm set.



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