[Coco] Fwd: [BBC-Micro] Omniflop
kishtailor at lavabit.com
Sat Mar 28 16:02:46 EDT 2009
Just being forwarded onto the coco mailing list as I'm sure there will
be a few interests on a easier way to transfer disk images.
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> From: Alex Taylor <zeem.uk at googlemail.com>
> Date: 28 March 2009 16:53:31 GMT
> To: bbc-micro at lists.cloud9.co.uk
> Subject: Re: [BBC-Micro] Omniflop
> 2009/3/28 Kish Tailor <kishtailor at lavabit.com>:
>> Out of interest, has anyone installed a 5 1/4 floppy drive on a xp
>> system and got omniflop to work on transferring disk images straight
>> to a 5 1/4 floppy disk?
> Yes, I do it with my work computer. The main caveat being that writing
> DFS disks is entirely dependent on your motherboard, due to many
> floppy controllers not supporting the single-density (FM) mode
> required. I once swapped my board to gain an extra PCI slot and it
> broke the DFS writing ability, and I ended up swapping it back again.
> ADFS should always work because it uses the same double-density MFM
> encoding as the PC's DOS format floppies.
> Alex Taylor
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