[Coco] disk drive/controller formatting question
bdevries at gil.com.au
Wed Aug 24 02:53:41 EDT 2005
Arrgh. gremlins struck.
I meant to say that formatting under OS9 works fine.
I remember that OS9 uses a different interleave for floppies, but would that
make the difference?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Devries" <bdevries at gil.com.au>
To: "Cocolist" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2005 4:09 PM
Subject: [Coco] disk drive/controller formatting question
OK, guys, a curly question:
Brian has a FD-500 controller with two Matsushita JA-551 drives. He can read
disks no problem, but formatting fails at track 17. This is under Disk
HOWEVER, formatting under disk basic works fine!
What is different about the OS9 formatting that it will format disks ok, but
disk basic won't? He's using standard Radio Shack issued OS9 Level 2.
Regards, Bob Devries, Dalby, Queensland, Australia
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