Re: Limit to length of REL file?

From: Groepaz (
Date: 2009-01-25 20:33:22

On Sonntag 25 Januar 2009, wrote:
> 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.

tried the same on a 1581 or whatever "bigger" drive? its no wonder the 1541 
cant deal with a file that is larger than the disk =P


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