Anatomy of the 1541 Disk Drive
1984, First Publishing Ltd
The VIC-1541 disk drive represents a very efficient external storage medium for the Commodore user. It is an affordable peripheral. In order to get the most from your 1541, you need the appropriate information. In months of long, detailed work, Lothar Englisch and Norbert Szczepanowski have discovered many secrets of the 1541.
This book progresses from simple storage techniques, to direct access commands, to program chaining techniques. Beginners will welcome the numerous sample programs that are fully explained in clear text. Machine language programmers will particularly like the detailed documentation listing of the Disk Operating System (DOS).
This book contains many useful and ready-to-run programs that need only be typed in. Some of these programs are: routines for extending BASIC, helpful routines such as spooling, efficient address management, a complete household budget planner and an easy-to-use DOS monitor to manipulate individual sectors. Have fun with this book and your VIC-1541 disk drive.
Scan and info supplied by Dimitris Kiminas