Limit to length of REL file?
Date: 2009-01-25 19:59:02

Hallo allemaal,

First an SHORT update on 1541: it seems things run fine with the BAM on 0/0 
and the directory on 18/x.

So I went a step further: not needing to store the label in the BAM, I 
thought I could use the rest of this sector for more BAM info. So I told 
the drive it had 63 tracks and 24 sectors/track, for EVERY track. A nice 
1123 free blocks. Then I started my test program. After a lot of testing I 
found out I was only able to create a REL file with 720 records (726 
blocks), each holding 254 bytes. If there were already other files on the 
drive didn't matter. 
If I try to create a greater file, my 1541-IDE hangs up. But... my 1541-II 
does as well: no flashing LED, motor stops running after a few seconds.

Bug? No, but it won't win a beauty contest IMHO.

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