Dec 092017
Changes floppy's boot sector so that boot process "falls thru" to hard d.
File BT106.ZIP from The Programmer’s Corner in
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Changes floppy’s boot sector so that boot process “falls thru” to hard d.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
BT.ASM 9756 3380 deflated
BT.COM 1493 825 deflated
BT.DOC 1691 936 deflated
TPCREAD.ME 199 165 deflated

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Contents of the BT.DOC file

BT.Doc - BootThru - Version 1.04
Feb 7, 1987

Modify a floppy disk's boot sector so that the boot process will
"fall through" to the hard-disk, a real plus for data disks, or
Sysops who run backup events. No longer will you have to make sure
the drive door is open.

BT [x:]

The x: parameter supplies the drive letter, A: or B:. If no drive
letter is supplied, A: is used.

It is not advisable to run BootThru on Copy Protected program disks.
BootThru creates it's own boot sector, so whatever copy protection
schemes existed in the boot sector will be lost.


May be copied and distributed in its original form only. For
private, personal use.Not for sale or hire. Use this program
at your own risk. No warranty is given and no liability is

Special Thanks

To Vern Buerg, for releasing some of his source code to the public
domain, and to Jack Kilday who challenged me to write this program
in the first place, and for pointing out a minor flaw in the initial
program version - which I had very crudely worked around. Without
their assistance (whether they knew it or not), you would not be
reading this.

Questions, comments & critisism may be addressed to me at any one of
the following BBS's:

- Jack Kilday's Northern Lights (207) 766-2467
- Dennis Quinn's Automation Resources (313) 398-0824
- Bob Blacher's Computer Connection (202) 547-2008
- Paul Kopit's Software Society (201) 729-7410

Bill Gibson
February 1987

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