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Can a stock/original Atari ST boot from a hard drive?

All models of the Atari ST1 had code in ROM to attempt to read and run a boot sector from the first sector an ACSI2-attached drive. The bootloader3 contained in that sector would4 load the hard disk ...
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Can a stock/original Atari ST boot from a hard drive?

Question: Can a bare stock, original Atari 520ST, with TOS 1.0x ROM, boot from a connected hard drive, without any special boot floppy or 3rd party driver? Yes, as long as it's fitted with a proper ...
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