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Article #82 (419 is last):
Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.questions
From: visitor
Subject: PASSWORD ACCESS: ATARI WRITER
Date: Sun Jul 30 09:13:03 1989


IN RESPONSE TO THE QUESTION CONCERNING A PASSWORD:
TO HELP YOUR DAUGHTER HIDE HER DIARY, YOU CAN CREATE A DOS THAT
READS ITS DIRECTORY FROM ANOTHER SECTOR THAN THE NORMAL ONE.
TO DO THIS:
   1. BOOT DOS AND GOTO BASIC
   2. POKE 4299,MSB OF NEW DIRECTORY
   3. POKE 4226,LSB OF NEW DIRECTORY
   4. POKE 4264,LSB OF NEW VTOC
   5. POKE 4266,MSB OF NEW VTOC
   6. 2 SHOULD BE 4229
   7. THE MSB, AND LSB NUMBERS ARE THE HIGH/LOW BYTES OF THE 
SCETOR ON THE DISK.
   8. GOBACK TO DOS MENU
   9. CHOOSE OPTION H.WRITE DOS FILES
  10. MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE A FORMATED BLANK DISK IN THE DRIVE
  11. THE NEW DOS WILL NOW READ THE CONTENTS FROM THE NEW RELOCATED
SECTOR
**WARNING** ONLY THE NEWLY CREATED DOS WIL BE ABLE TO READ THE
NEW CONFIGURATION!!!!! MAKE A BACKUP!
  THIS NEW DOS DISK CAN NOW BE GIVEN TO YOUR DAUGHTER. 
SHE SHOULD USE THIS WHEN BOOTING ATARI WRITER.
  I HOPE THIS HELPS!

                        PETER HALLER
                        A VISITOR
                        LONG LIVE ATART

** Answered by JOHN SUCHY (aa271) on Thu Mar 19 01:20:28 1987 **

        This is a neat idea to prevent
the children from copying data from the
"secure" disk to a more standard one,
but it does NOT preclude a nosy sister
from booting Atariwriter from the
modified disk.  I still prefer physical
security in this case.

                        Your Co-Sysop
                        John E. Suchy
                        aa271
        Thanks for your suggestion.


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