I finally have my Apple //e booting from my SCSI2SD but I'm missing something regarding how ProDOS knows what program to start when it boots.
As I understand it, ProDOS will look for the first
.SYSTEM file and launch that, which seems simple enough.
But what if you want to change a bad decision you made months ago? In my case, I was working from the newly released ProDOS 2.4.2 and copied over the files
BASIC.SYSTEM (and sure enough, I wind up at the basic prompt when I boot).
But the floppy disk I was working from seems to have
QUIT.SYSTEM as the first system file, and that disk boots into
BITSY.BOOT, so I have to suppose that
QUIT.SYSTEM is redirecting the boot loader somehow.
If I wanted to change my existing ProDOS disk to stop loading into
BASIC.SYSTEM and instead load into
BITSY.BOOT, how would I move the
QUIT.SYSTEM to appear before the existing
How does a user manipulate the order of the files to change which
.SYSTEM file you want to currently use?
I would be astounded if the answer is to "delete everything and add files in the correct order". I feel like I am missing something fundamental, but snooping around the web hasn't exactly been very informative.
Would someone kindly kick-start my brain please?