NORTH STAR ADVANTAGE DISK ARCHIVE
With Thanks to the various Keepers of the 'Obsolete Software' Flame from whom these collections were gathered, especially Dave, Jon, Simon and Holger.
NOTE: Some of the disks listed here are not specifically for the North Star Advantage computer,
however the disks listed below here have system boot tracks for the Advantage installed, even if the rest of the software is non-specific.
HELP PLEASE: Does anybody have a valid copy of GDOS/GHDOS/GHBASIC Revision 2.1.0?
Included below is a boot disk called "GDOS-210-SHORT". At first glance, this looks like it was originally a "DOSGBASIC_210" floppy. But, unfortunately, this floppy can only run floppy 'GBASIC', as there is no longer a 'GHDOS' or a 'GHBASIC' file existing on this disk, and so cannot access a hard disk at all.
Revision 2.1.0 of GHDOS is necessary to be able to access hard drives that are designated as Revision 2.0. (almost all the drives that were classed as 'standard' under North Star Operating Systems.) The 'DOSGBASIC 200' available below is Revision 2.0.0. and is only capable of accessing North Star hard drives that are designated as Revision 1.0 (so only the SG5A 5-megabyte drive).
North Star Advantage Floppy Disks
DEMODIAG 200 “Advantage Demonstration/Diagnostic Diskette rev. 2.0.0 AQ”
DEMODIAG 210 “Advantage Demonstration/Diagnostic Diskette rev. 2.1.0 AQ”
DEMODIAG 220 “Advantage Demonstration/Diagnostic Diskette rev. 2.2.0 AQ”
HDSUPPLEMENT 100 “North Star ADVANTAGE Hard Disk Supplement rev. 1.0.0”
HDSUPPLEMENT 220 “North Star ADVANTAGE Hard Disk Supplement rev. 2.2.0”
GHD200 RECOVERY “GHDOS Hard Disk Recovery Data rev. 2.0.0”
DOSGBASIC 200 “North Star GDOS GHDOS rev. 2.0.0 /GBASIC /300baud.”
GDOS-210-SHORT “North Star GDOS rev. 2.1.0 /GBASIC. NO HARD DISK ACCESS!”
CPMBASIC 120 “North Star ADVANTAGE CP/M for HD rev. 1.2.0 (working master)”
CPMBASIC 120A1 “North Star ADVANTAGE CP/M for HD rev. 1.2.0. Searches A: for .COM files.”
CPMBASIC A “North Star ADVANTAGE CP/M 2.2 rev. A / Mbasic /Obasic”
WORDSTAR “North Star ADVANTAGE CP/M 2.2 rev. A / Wordstar. Possibly Faulty.”
DBASE II “dBase II configured for Advantage Display. No system installed.”
FML80 “North Star ADVANTAGE CP/M 2.2 rev. A /Fortran F80 / Assembler M80 / Linker L80”
SMALLC “North Star Advantage CP/M 2.2 rev. 1.2.0 / Small C compiler”
CP80TPAS “North Star Advantage CP/M 2.2 rev. 1.2.0 / Turbo Pascal v1.0”
VEDIT “North Star Advantage CP/M 2.2 rev. 1.2.0 / Vedit ver. 1.36”
APCBASIC “GDOS, APCBASIC, GBASIC, File & Disk Copy Utilities”
NSCS10 “North Star Computer Society #10 / No CP/M system. QD”
NSCS37 “North Star Computer Society #37 / No CP/M system. QD”
NSCS48 “North Star Computer Society #48 / No CP/M System. QD”
NSCS58 “North Star Computer Society #58 / CP/M 2.2 rev. 1.1.0. QD”
NSCS61 “North Star Computer Society #61 / CP/M 2.2 rev. 1.1.0. QD”
Holger's Floppy Disk Archive Holger's Floppy Disk Images. NOTE: Some disks have German Language interface
Version 1.0 Hard Drive, 5MB: ADV SG5A.NHD “Advantage 5-MB Hard Drive with Five CP/M Drives”
Version 2.0 Hard Drive, 30MB: MS30D-30MB.NHD “Advantage 30-MB Hard Drive with Fifteen CP/M Drives each approx 2 Megabytes”