[Coco] Re: Floppy access from within XP
John E. Malmberg
wb8tyw at qsl.net
Mon Jan 17 18:02:34 EST 2005
Torsten Dittel wrote:
> Could someone check out if this is usefull for what ever?
It is just another program that allows you to make a file look like a
disk drive. These do not seem to be hard to find, but most seem to try
to be CD-ROMS.
In order to be useful for many emulators, it needs to be able to support
all the sector sizes that the operating system use to.
And that brings us back to the first problem in that the operating
system has removed that support, so even if the emulated disk supported
it, there still is no documented way for an application to read and
write non-512 byte sectors.
It may be useful for running old DOS programs that insist on having a
writable floppy in the A: drive.
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