Magic Dos V1.0 is a set of routines coded by Longshot in 1986.
When MagicDos is installed, it sets Amsdos to manage a 80 track drive B (5"1/4 or 3"1/2) with 410 Kb by side (820 Kb by disk). It creates a dummy file (-MAGDOS-.410*) on the disk to save the extra directory space.
Magic Dos is composed of a menu with 3 options :
Format a side in drive B in 410 Kb (e.g. 10 sectors x 512 bytes x 82 tracks)
Copy a file from drive A to drive B (for a standard or Magdos disk in drive B)
Install Magic Dos
It's possible to init the Magdos from a program directly on a Magdos disk. The program must contain the following sequence :
LOAD "MAGDOS.INS":CALL &A000
The program which contains that sequence must be little and saved as the first file on the disk.
This format is fully compatible with DSK emulator files.