GS/OS #1
Contents of System Software Distribution Disks

Revised by Matt Deatherage (June 1992)
Written by Matt Deatherage (November 1988)

This Technical Note describes the contents of the disks System.Disk and System.Tools and the minimum files necessary to boot GS/OS starting with System Software 5.0.

Changes since January 1991: Now describes System Software 6.0. Changed the title to not reflect disk names.


This Note gives a description of each of the files in the Apple IIgs System Software 6.0 package. This package includes six disks: Install, SystemTools1, SystemTools2, Fonts, synthLAB and System.Disk. System Software 6.0 requires at least 1 MB of memory, one 3.5" drive and another storage device (either a second 3.5" drive or a larger capacity device). 2 MB of memory and a hard disk are highly recommended.

System.Disk is a pre-configured boot disk for floppy-based users. Because all the files on System.Disk appear on other disks in the 6.0 set, they are only listed and not described a second time.

Contents of Install


ProDOS                        Every file system boots differently; the boot
                              blocks for ProDOS disks look for a file name
                              ProDOS.  This is that file.  It is the GS/OS
                              file system stub necessary to start the boot
                              process.

System                        The directory containing most of the GS/OS
                              files.

     CDevs                    The directory containing all Apple IIgs Control
                              Panel Devices (CDevs) required for installing
                              6.0.

          General             Allows setting of general system parameters.

          RAM                 Controls the size of the RAM disk and the GS/OS
                              Disk Cache.

          SetStart            Lets you choose which application to boot into.

     Desk.Accs                The directory containing all the classic and
                              new desk accessory files to be loaded at boot
                              time.

          ControlPanel        The New Desk Accessory which allows users to
                              control almost all system parameters and choose
                              printers and file servers.

     Drivers                  The directory containing all device drivers
                              needed by GS/OS and the Toolbox (including the
                              Print Manager and MIDI Tools).

          AppleDisk3.5        The Apple 3.5 Drive device driver for GS/OS.
                              Also drives SuperDrives connected to the Apple
                              II SuperDrive interface card.

          AppleDisk5.25       The driver for Apple 5.25" disk drives,
                              including Disk II drives and Apple UniDisk 5.25
                              drives.  This driver is required for GS/OS to
                              recognize 5.25" disk drives.  In 6.0, it is up
                              to 300% faster than in earlier versions of
                              system software.

          Console.Driver      The text screen and keyboard device driver for
                              GS/OS.

          SCSI.Manager        The GS/OS SCSI Manager, the supervisory driver
                              that arbitrates hardware-level usage of Apple's
                              Apple II SCSI cards.

          SCSIHD.Driver       The GS/OS driver for SCSI hard disks.  This
                              driver is required for GS/OS to recognize SCSI
                              hard disks.

          UniDisk3.5          The GS/OS driver for UniDisk 3.5 drives.  This
                              driver is required for proper operation of
                              UniDisk 3.5 drives.  Using the UniDisk with
                              GS/OS without this driver eventually corrupts
                              media.

     Error.Msg                A compiled file containing all error messages
                              required by GS/OS.  This file is separate from
                              the GS.OS file to provide easier support for
                              localization.

     Fonts                    The directory containing all system fonts to be
                              used.

          FastFont            This makes Shaston 8 text drawing much faster.

     FSTs                     The directory containing the file system
                              translators to be loaded at boot time.

          Char.FST            The character device FST.

          Pro.FST             The ProDOS FST.

     GS.OS                    The remainder of GS/OS.

     GS.OS.Dev                The GS/OS Device Manager and associated core
                              routines.  Separate from GS.OS for speed
                              reasons.

     P8                       The ProDOS 8 operating system.

     SetStart.data            An invisible file created by the SetStart
                              Control Panel, indicating which application the
                              system should boot into.  On this disk, this
                              points to the Installer.

     Start                    The boot program.  If this file exists, GS/OS
                              always launches it upon booting.  Under 6.0,
                              this program usually reads the SetStart.data
                              file and launches the indicated application.

     Start.GS.OS              The file containing the GLoader and GQuit
                              routines.  It loads the files GS.OS and
                              GS.OS.Dev, which contain the rest of the
                              operating system.

     System.Setup             The directory containing all the
                              initialization files to be executed at boot
                              time.

          Resource.Mgr        The Resource Manager.  This is an
                              initialization file; the design of the Resource
                              Manager requires it to be present even when an
                              application has not specifically loaded it.
                              The system does not boot if this file is not
                              present.

          Sys.Resources       A file containing system resources, available
                              to the system software and to applications.

          Tool.Setup          A required file that loads files which contain
                              all the patches to tools in ROM for ROM levels
                              01 (TS2) and 03 (TS3). Tool.Setup would attempt
                              to load TS1 if executed on a machine with ROM
                              level 00, but GS/OS does not boot on such a
                              machine, therefore, TS1 is not included.
                              Tool.Setup also contains patches common to both
                              ROM 1 and ROM 3.

          TS2                 Patches to ROM tools for ROM 1.

          TS3                 Patches to ROM tools for ROM 3.

     Tools                    The directory containing tool files for all
                              tools not in ROM.

          Tool014             Window Manager.

          Tool015             Menu Manager.

          Tool016             Control Manager.

          Tool018             QuickDraw Auxiliary.

          Tool019             Print Manager.

          Tool020             LineEdit.

          Tool021             Dialog Manager.

          Tool022             Scrap Manager.

          Tool023             Standard File.

          Tool027             Font Manager.

          Tool028             List Manager.

          Tool034             TextEdit.

Icons                         The directory containing all the Finder's
                              old-style icon files as well as new Desktop
                              database files and file type descriptors.

     FType.Apple              The file type names used by the Finder (on all
                              systems).

Installer                     The Apple IIgs Installer program.  This program
                              makes use of scripts found in the Scripts
                              directory on this disk to install parts of the
                              system, as well as third-party applications,
                              without the user needing to copy individual
                              files.

Scripts                       This directory contains all the scripts for the
                              Installer.  On launch, the Installer looks in
                              its parent directory for the Scripts directory
                              and the scripts it contains.  It also reads
                              MessageCenter message #1.

     A2.RAMCard               Script to install the driver for the Apple II
                              Memory Expansion Card (the slot-based, or
                              "slinky" card).

     Adv.Disk.Util            Script to install the Advanced Disk Utility
                              program.

     Apple.Bowl               Script to install the Apple Bowl game.

     Apple.MIDI               Script to install the Apple MIDI Interface
                              driver and tool set.

     AppleDisk5.25            Script to install the 5.25" disk driver for
                              GS/OS.

     AppleShare               Script to install AppleShare.

     AppleShare3.5            Script that creates an 800K or 1440K GS/OS
                              startup disk which contains AppleShare.

     Archiver                 Script to install Archiver, the new GS/OS-based
                              backup program.

     Aristotle.Patch          Script to install a change to Aristotle for
                              easier class transition.

     ATImageWriter            Script to install the ImageWriter printer
                              driver for the Print Manager, as well as the
                              files necessary to work with AppleTalk.

     ATImageWriterLQ          Script to install the ImageWriter LQ printer
                              driver for the Print Manager, as well as the
                              files necessary to work with AppleTalk.

     Calculator               Script to install the Calculator new desk
                              accessory.

     Card6850.MIDI            Script to install the 6850-based MIDI Interface
                              card driver.

     CDROM                    Script to install the High Sierra FST as well
                              as the SCSI Manager and SCSI CD-ROM driver for
                              GS/OS.

     CloseView                Script to install the CloseView NDA, which
                              makes the screen more legible to some
                              visually-impaired users.

     DCImageWriter            Script to install the ImageWriter printer
                              driver for the Print Manager, as well as the
                              files necessary to connect it to a serial port.

     DCImageWriterLQ          Script to install the ImageWriter LQ printer
                              driver for the Print Manager, as well as the
                              files necessary to connect it to a serial port.

     DOS3.3.FST               Script to install the read-only DOS 3.3 file
                              system translator.

     Easy.Access              Script to install the EasyAccess init, which
                              provides sticky keys and keyboard mouse to ROM
                              1 users.

     Epson                    Script to install the Epson printer driver for
                              the Print Manager, as well as the parallel card
                              driver.

     Fonts                    Script to install the minimum suggested font
                              set.

     Fonts.Max                Script to install all fonts provided with
                              System 6.0.

     Fonts.Std                Script to install the standard font set.

     HFS.FST                  Script to install the Hierarchical File System
                              (HFS, used on the Macintosh) file system
                              translator.

     Inst.Sys.Min             Script to install a minimal GS/OS system on an
                              800K volume.  Note that this is different than
                              5.0.x's "Inst.Sys.Min" script, the 6.0 version
                              of which is in the file named "AppleShare3.5".

     Inst.SysF.NoFin          Script to install a minimal GS/OS
                              system,without the Finder, on a given
                              destination volume.

     Instal.Sys.File          Script to install a complete System Software
                              6.0 configuration, including new features, on a
                              given destination volume.

     LaserWriter              Script to install the LaserWriter printer
                              driver for the Print Manager, as well as the
                              files necessary to work with AppleTalk.

     Local.Net.Boot           Script to create a 3.5" floppy disk with
                              minimal system software that boots into a
                              server selection program (the network "Start"
                              program from SystemTools2).

     MediaControl             Script to install the Media Control toolset and
                              all Media Control drivers supplied with System
                              6.0.

     MediaCtrl.CDSC           Script to install the Media Control toolset and
                              the drivers to work with the Apple CD SC drive.

     MediaCtrl.P2000          Script to install the Media Control toolset and
                              the drivers to work with the Pioneer 2000
                              series laserdisc players.

     MediaCtrl.P4000          Script to install the Media Control toolset and
                              the drivers to work with the Pioneer 4000
                              series laserdisc players.

     Namer                    Script to install the printer Namer Control
                              Panel.  Namer II (a ProDOS 8 application) is
                              not included with System 6.0.

     Pascal.FST               Script to install the read-only Apple II Pascal
                              file system translator.

     Quick.Logoff             Script to add a quick logoff feature to
                              AppleShare.

     SCSI.Hard.Disk           Script to install the SCSI Manager and SCSI
                              hard disk driver for GS/OS.

     SCSI.Scanner             Script to install the SCSI Manager and SCSI
                              scanner driver for GS/OS.

     SCSI.Tape                Script to install the SCSI Manager and SCSI
                              tape driver for GS/OS.

     Server.Sys.File          Script to install System Software 6.0 on an
                              AppleShare File Server.

     Sounds.All               Script to install all sounds provided with
                              System Software 6.0 into the "System:Sounds"
                              folder of the designated volume.

     StyleWriter              Script to install the StyleWriter printer
                              driver for the Print Manager, as well as the
                              files necessary to connect it to a serial port.

     Teach                    Script to install the application Teach, which
                              displays and edits Teach files, text files,
                              AppleWorks files, MacWrite files and Installer
                              scripts.

     UniDisk3.5               cript to install the UniDisk 3.5 driver for
                              GS/OS.

     VideoKeyboard            Script to install the Video Keyboard new desk
                              accessory, which allows users to type by using
                              the pointing device instead of the keyboard.

     VideoMix                 Script to install the latest versions of the
                              Apple II VideoMix software and tools.

Contents of SystemTools1


Icons                         Additional icons for the Finder.  This
                              folder is currently empty.

System                        A directory containing additional parts of the
                              system software.

     Finder                   The Apple IIgs Finder, version 6.0.

     CDevs                    Directory with additional Control Panel
                              Devices.

          DirectConnect       Allows selection of direct-connected printers.

          Keyboard            Sets keyboard parameters.

          Modem               Controls modem port settings.

          Monitor             Sets 40-column or 80-column mode, monochrome or
                              color mode, and the color of text, text
                              background, and borders.

          Printer             Controls printer port settings.

          Slots               Allows selection of slot settings and startup
                              slot.

          Sound               Sets user preference for sound pitch and
                              volume.  Also allows the user to assign
                              digitized sounds to events that happen while
                              using the computer.

          Time                Sets the internal clock's time and display
                              format and optionally tracks Daylight Savings
                              Time.

     Desk.Accs                Directory with additional desk accessories.

          CDRemote            An updated version of the CD Remote new desk
                              accessory which ships with the AppleCD SC.

          FindFile            A new desk accessory that finds files on
                              volumes GS/OS can read.

          Calculator          A calculator new desk accessory.

     Drivers                  Directory with additional device drivers for
                              GS/OS and the Toolbox.

          A2.RAMCard          The GS/OS driver for slot-based memory
                              expansion cards.  This driver is not required
                              to use these cards with GS/OS, but it does
                              provide a substantial speed improvement.

          Apple.MIDI          The Apple MIDI Interface driver for the MIDI
                              Tools.

          Card6850.MIDI       The driver for 6850-based MIDI interface cards
                              for the MIDI Tools.

          Epson               The Epson(R) printer driver for the Print
                              Manager.

          ImageWriter         The ImageWriter driver for the Print Manager.

          ImageWriter.LQ      The ImageWriter LQ driver for the Print
                              Manager. Starting with System Software 5.0.3,
                              this driver uses all the capabilities of the
                              ImageWriter LQ.

          Modem               The modem port driver for the Print Manager.

          Parallel.Card       A driver for some parallel printer interface
                              cards for the Print Manager.  This driver works
                              with the Apple Parallel Interface Card, as well
                              as several other parallel interface cards.

          Printer             The printer port driver for the Print Manager.

          SCSI.Manager        The GS/OS SCSI Manager, the supervisory driver
                              that arbitrates hardware-level usage of Apple's
                              Apple II SCSI cards.

          SCSICD.Driver       The GS/OS driver for the AppleCD SC drive.
                              This driver is required for GS/OS to recognize
                              CD-ROM drives.

          SCSIScan.Driver     The GS/OS driver for the Apple Scanner or
                              OneScanner.  This driver is required for GS/OS
                              to recognize Apple's scanners.

          SCSITape.Driver     The GS/OS driver for the Apple Tape Backup
                              40SC. This driver is required for GS/OS to
                              recognize Apple's now-discontinued Tape Backup
                              40 SC.

          StyleWriter         The StyleWriter driver for the Print Manager.

     Fonts                    Directory with additional fonts

          Courier.09          9-point Courier font.
          Courier.10          10-point Courier font.
          Courier.12          12-point Courier font.
          Courier.14          14-point Courier font.
          Courier.18          18-point Courier font.
          Courier.20          20-point Courier font.
          Courier.24          24-point Courier font.
          Geneva.10           10-point Geneva font.
          Geneva.12           12-point Geneva font.
          Geneva.14           14-point Geneva font.
          Geneva.16           16-point Geneva font.
          Geneva.18           18-point Geneva font.
          Geneva.20           20-point Geneva font.
          Geneva.24           24-point Geneva font.
          Helvetica.9         9-point Helvetica font.
          Helvetica.10        10-point Helvetica font.
          Helvetica.12        12-point Helvetica font.
          Helvetica.14        14-point Helvetica font.
          Helvetica.18        18-point Helvetica font.
          Helvetica.20        20-point Helvetica font.
          Helvetica.24        24-point Helvetica font.
          Shaston.16          16-point Shaston font.
          Times.09            9-point Times font.
          Times.10            10-point Times font.
          Times.12            12-point Times font.
          Times.14            14-point Times font.
          Times.18            18-point Times font.
          Times.20            20-point Times font.
          Times.24            24-point Times font.
          Venice.12           12-point Venice font.
          Venice.14           14-point Venice font.
          Venice.24           24-point Venice font.

     FSTs                     Directory with additional File System
                              Translators.

          DOS.3.3.FST         The DOS 3.3 FST, which allows GS/OS to access
                              5.25" disks formatted in DOS 3.3 format.  This
                              FST is read-only; it only performs read
                              operations.

          HS.FST              The High Sierra FST, which allows GS/OS to
                              access CD-ROM discs formatted in the
                              international standard High Sierra or ISO 9660
                              formats.  This FST is read-only; it only
                              performs read operations.

          HFS.FST             The HFS FST, which allows GS/OS to read and
                              write any disk in the Macintosh's HFS format.

          Pascal.FST          The Apple II Pascal FST, which allows GS/OS to
                              access any disk formatted in Apple II Pascal
                              format.  This FST is read-only; it only
                              performs read operations.

     Tools                    Directory with additional tools.

          Tool025             Note Synthesizer.

          Tool026             Note Sequencer.

          Tool029             ACE Tools.

          Tool032             MIDI Tools.

Adv.Disk.Util                 The Advanced Disk Utility program which allows
                              for partitioning of SCSI hard disks, as well as
                              erasing, initializing, and zeroing volumes or
                              partitions.

BASIC.System                  The ProDOS 8 BASIC command interpreter.

Contents of SystemTools2


Icons                         Additional icons for the Finder.  This
                              folder is currently empty.

AppleTalk                     This directory contains additional AppleTalk
                              files and utilities for AppleShare and
                              AppleTalk.

     Boot.Driver              A driver for AppleShare that GS/OS loads before
                              the other drivers are loaded and which remains
                              resident in memory after the boot process is
                              finished.  Installed on servers by the
                              Installer script Server.Sys.File.

     Display.0                An update to the Aristotle program installed by
                              the "Aristotle.Patch" script.

     QuickLogoff              An initialization file used to add a quick
                              logoff feature to AppleShare.

     Start                    The AppleShare startup program which is
                              installed instead of the standard Start program
                              on AppleShare volumes.  It allows the user to
                              log on and then launches the server startup
                              program for the user's machine.

System                        A directory containing additional parts of the
                              system software.

     CDevs                    Directory with additional Control Panel
                              Devices.

          AppleShare          Allows users to choose and log onto AppleShare
                              file servers.

          FolderPriv          Allows users to set default folder privileges
                              on AppleShare file server volumes.

          MediaControl        Allows users to set up the Media Control tool
                              set and the drivers they wish to use.

          Namer               Allows users to rename AppleTalk-based
                              ImageWriter, ImageWriter LQ and LaserWriter
                              printers.

          NetPrinter          Allows users to choose AppleTalk-based
                              ImageWriter, ImageWriter LQ and LaserWriter
                              printers.

     Desk.Accs                Directory with additional desk accessories.

          MediaControl        A new desk accessory that's like a "super"
                              remote control for all devices the Media
                              Control toolset can control.

          VideoKeyboard       A new desk accessory that allows users to type
                              with the pointing device instead of with the
                              keyboard.

          VideoMix            An updated version of the VideoMix new desk
                              accessory which ships with the Apple II Video
                              Overlay Card.

     Drivers                  Directory with additional device drivers for
                              GS/OS and the Toolbox.

          AppleTalk           The AppleTalk port driver for the Print
                              Manager. It works with either serial port when
                              configured for AppleTalk.

          ATalk               The main AppleTalk GS/OS driver.

          ATP1.ATROM          AppleTalk protocols to patch the IIgs ROM.

          ATP2.ATRAM          AppleTalk protocols not in ROM.

          IWEM                PostScript(R) program which allows a
                              LaserWriter emulate an ImageWriter.  A user can
                              load it into the LaserWriter with the
                              LaserWriter Control Panel, and it is
                              automatically invoked when printing through the
                              slot associated with AppleTalk.

          LaserWriter         The LaserWriter driver for the Print Manager.
                              This driver works with any LaserWriter with
                              PostScript.  It does not work with the
                              LaserWriter IIsc or Personal LaserWriter LS.
                              This driver doesn't always print color patterns
                              correctly to PostScript Level 2 printers, such
                              as the LaserWriter IIf, LaserWriter IIg or
                              Personal LaserWriter NTR.

          Media.Control       Drivers for the Media Control toolset

               AppleCDSC      Media Control driver for the Apple CD SC drive.

               Pioneer2000    Media Control driver for the Pioneer 2000
                              series of laserdisc players.

               Pioneer4000    Media Control driver for the Pioneer 4000
                              series of laserdisc players.

          SCC.Manager         The GS/OS supervisory driver that arbitrates
                              hardware-level usage of the serial
                              communications controller in the Apple IIgs.

     Fonts                    Directory with additional fonts.
                              Currently, this directory on this disk is
                              empty.

     FSTs                     Directory with additional file system
                              translators.

          AppleShare.FST      The AppleShare FST which allows GS/OS to access
                              AppleShare file servers.

     Sounds                   A folder with sounds provided for the new Sound
                              Control Panel.  The file names are fairly
                              self-explanatory; the sounds are not described
                              here.
          Ahh
          Doorbell
          Droplet
          Eastern
          Frog
          PipeOrgan
          Quack
          SimpleBeep
          Sosumi
          Swish
          Trumpets
          Whoosh

     System.Setup             Directory with additional initialization
                              files.

          AppleIIVOC.INIT     An initialization file used by the Apple IIgs
                              Video Overlay Card tool set.

          ATInit              The AppleTalk initialization file.

          ATResponder         The AppleTalk Responder, used for AppleTalk
                              network management.

          CloseView           A new desk accessory (installed by an init)
                              that magnifies the screen to make it more
                              visible to some users with visual impairments.

          EasyAccess          An initialization file that brings Sticky Keys
                              and Keyboard Mouse to ROM 1 users.

          EasyMount           An initialization file that creates file server
                              aliases in the Finder.

     Tools                    Directory with additional tools.

          Tool033             VideoMix toolset (for the Video Overlay Card).

          Tool038             Media Control toolset.

Archiver                      A GS/OS based backup and restore program.

Teach                         A simple editor that uses TextEdit to display
                              and edit text files, Teach files, Installer
                              scripts and AppleWorks and MacWrite documents.

Read.Me                       Last-minute news and information about the
                              System Software.  Read with Teach.

Shortcuts                     A Teach file with time-saving system tips and
                              information.

Contents of Fonts


Goodies                       A directory with files that are only related to
                              system software in the vaguest sense.

     Apple.Bowl               A GS/OS conversion of an old Apple II bowling
                              game.

     Read.Me                  Documentation on Apple Bowl.

Icons                         Additional icons for the Finder.

     AppleBowl.Icon           The icon for the Apple Bowl game.

System                        A directory containing additional parts of the
                              system software.

     Fonts                    Additional fonts.

          Courier.27          27-point Courier font.
          Courier.28          28-point Courier font.
          Courier.30          30-point Courier font.
          Courier.36          36-point Courier font.
          Courier.42          42-point Courier font.
          Helvetica.27        27-point Helvetica font.
          Helvetica.28        28-point Helvetica font.
          Helvetica.30        30-point Helvetica font.
          Helvetica.36        36-point Helvetica font.
          Helvetica.42        42-point Helvetica font.
          Helvetica.48        48-point Helvetica font.
          Helvetica.60        60-point Helvetica font.
          Helvetica.72        72-point Helvetica font.
          Helvetica.96        96-point Helvetica font.
          Times.27            27-point Times font.
          Times.28            28-point Times font.
          Times.30            30-point Times font.
          Times.36            36-point Times font.
          Times.42            42-point Times font.
          Times.48            48-point Times font.
          Times.60            60-point Times font.
          Times.72            72-point Times font.
          Times.96            96-point Times font.

Contents of synthLAB


synthLAB                      The synthLAB application, a demonstration
                              sequencer for the MIDI Synth toolset.

Tool035                       MIDI Synth toolset.

MIDI                          The MIDI Control Panel.  Lets you choose a MIDI
                              driver.

Seq.and.Instr                 A directory containing demonstration sequences
                              (files that end in ".seq"), wave forms (files
                              that end in ".wav") and sound banks (files that
                              end in ".bnk") for use with synthLAB and MIDI
                              Synth.  The files are only listed; their sound
                              is not described here.
     Synth.bnk
     Synth.seq
     Synth.wav
     Bee.seq
     Capri.seq
     Combo.bnk
     Combo.wav
     Demo.bnk
     Demo.wav
     Fugue.seq
     Midsummer.seq
     Orch.bnk
     Orch.wav
     Piano.bnk
     Piano.wav
     Rhythm.seq
     Sonata.seq

Reference                     A Teach document with the electronic manual for
                              synthLAB.

Contents of System.Disk

Files are only listed here; they are described earlier in this Note where they first appeared.


ProDOS

System
     Start.GS.OS
     GS.OS
     Error.Msg
     GS.OS.Dev
     FSTs
          Pro.FST
          Char.FST
     Drivers
          AppleDisk3.5
          AppleDisk5.25
          Console.Driver
     System.Setup
          Tool.Setup
          TS2
          TS3
          Resource.Mgr
          Sys.Resources
     Desk.Accs
          ControlPanel
     CDevs
          Printer
     Time
     Start                    This is the Finder, not the SetStart program
                              or the AppleShare program.
     Tools
          Tool014
          Tool015
          Tool016
          Tool018
          Tool019
          Tool020
          Tool021
          Tool022
          Tool023
          Tool025
          Tool027
          Tool028
          Tool034
     Fonts
     P8

Icons
     Ftype.Apple

BASIC.System

Minimum GS/OS System Disk Requirements

The following files are required for GS/OS to boot from a local disk. This list does not address files needed by the Finder or the IIgs Toolbox. Those files only required in certain circumstances are noted as such. Those files that may be excluded only when disk space or memory limitations make it absolutely necessary are marked with asterisks (*).


ProDOS

System
     Start.GS.OS
     GS.OS
     GS.OS.Dev
     Error.Msg
     FSTs
          Pro.FST
          *HS.FST             Required for High Sierra or ISO 9660 discs.
          Char.FST
          *AppleShare.FST     Required to use AppleShare file servers
          *DOS3.3.FST         Required to use DOS 3.3 disks
          *Pascal.FST         Required to use Apple II Pascal disks
          *HFS.FST            Required to use HFS disks
     Drivers
          *AppleDisk3.5       Required for Apple 3.5 Drives or SuperDrives.
          *AppleDisk5.25      Required for 5.25" drives.
          *UniDisk3.5         Required for UniDisk 3.5 drives.
          *SCSI.Manager       Required for SCSI devices.
          *SCSIHD.Driver      Required for SCSI hard disks.
          *SCSICD.Driver      Required for AppleCD SC drives.
          *SCSIScan.Driver    Required for Apple scanners.
          *SCSITape.Driver    Required for Apple Tape backup.
          Console.Driver
          *ATalk              Required for AppleTalk (including AppleShare).
          *ATP1.ATROM         Required for AppleTalk (including AppleShare).
          *ATP2.ATRAM         Required for AppleTalk (including AppleShare).
          *SCC.Manager        Required for AppleTalk (including AppleShare).
     System.Setup
          Tool.Setup
          TS2
          TS3
          Resource.Mgr
          Sys.Resources
     CDevs
          *AppleShare         Required for selecting AppleShare file servers.
          *NetPrinter         Required for choosing printers.
          *DirectConnect      Required for choosing printers.
          *General

          *RAM                Should always be included if space allows.
                              Provides the only way to set the size of the
                              GS/OS Disk Cache.

     Desk.Accs                Required for desk accessories; any desk
                              accessories should be installed in this
                              directory.

          *ControlPanel       Required if you ship any Control Panels (CDevs).

     *Start                   Must be present for GS/OS to boot or some
                              other file that GS/OS can boot into must be
                              present in its place.

     Tools                    Required for any of the RAM-based tools; any
                              RAM-based tools should be installed in this
                              directory.

     Fonts                    Required for the Font Manager.

          *FastFont           This makes Shaston 8 text drawing much faster
                              and should be included unless absolutely
                              impossible.

     *P8                      Required for ProDOS 8.

*BASIC.System                 Required for AppleSoft BASIC.

Further Reference


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