[Coco] double sided disks
fwp at deepthought.com
Sun Jul 3 12:08:24 EDT 2005
I thought I tried drives 0-3 before sedning the first email. It looks
like I didn't since when I tried using dskini2 and then dir2 all worked
fine. Thanks for your help!!
On Sun, Jul 03, 2005 at 10:04:07AM -0400, Robert Gault wrote:
> You need to know what Cloud-9 expects in terms of drive numbers. The
> typical numbering for double sided drives follows:
> Physical drive # Logical Coco drive #
> 1 0 & 2
> 2 1 & 3
> Try DSKINI2 and DIR2 on your system.
> Frank Pittel wrote:
> >I finally got a floppy drive for my coco3. It's a 501 with
> >a 501 controller. For the most part I got it working but
> >see a couple of issues that I can't seem to get past.
> >When I got the drive it was suppose to have been "moded"
> >by cloud9 to function as a double sided drive. However when
> >trying to execute "dir1" nothing seems to happen on the drive
> >and eventually it times out with an error. I tried using a 502
> >drive that I have and hdb-dos. Nothing seems to work. Is this an
> >issue with the 501 controller?
> >Another problem (and in my opinion a bigger problem) is that when
> >I try to "flip" the ds-dd floppies that I have over and use the other
> >side I get an IO error from dskini0. After my first try I remembered
> >that I needed to cut out a notch on the side of the disk or when I
> >flipped the disk the drive would detect it as being write protected.
> >Even after cutting a notch on the side of the disk in the same location
> >as the original on the disk to no avail.
> >Am I stuck using only one side of the disks?
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