Atari STart Magazine Cover Disks
STart magazine ran from Summer of 1986 to April/May 1991. It usually used single-sided disks, but in November of 1989 they switched to a double-sided format but using a special bootsector that made them look like single-sided disks.
This was reportedly to make them still work in single-sided drives (at least the top half)
But the end result is that these disks are double-sided, but disk imaging software may mistake them for single-sided. This happened when all the STart disks were imaged, so existing collections of the disks are actually missing half the content.
I'm trying to organize locating and re-imaging these affected disks.
|October 1989 & earlier||Vol 4 No 3||No||Not needed|
|November 1989||Vol 4 No 4||Yes||No||Believed to be the first issue affected.|
|December 1989||Vol 4 No 5||Yes||No|
|January 1990||Vol 4 No 6||Yes||No|
|February 1990||Vol 4 No 7||Yes||No|
|March 1990||Vol 4 No 8||Yes||No|
|April 1990||Vol 4 No 9||Yes||No|
|May 1990||Vol 4 No 10||Yes||No|
|June 1990||Vol 4 No 11||Yes||No|
|July 1990||Vol 4 No 12||Yes||No|
|August 1990||Vol 5 No 1||Yes||No|
|September/October 1990||Vol 5 No 2||Yes||No|
|November 1990||Vol 5 No 3||Yes||No|
|December 1990||Vol 5 No 4||Yes||No|
|January 1991||Vol 5 No 5||No?||No||It's not certain if the January 1991-April/May 1991 issues are affected|
|February/March 1991||Vol 5 No 6||No?||No|
|April/May 1991||Vol 5 No 7||No?||No||Last issue.|