On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 08:52:59AM +0200, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > I yet have a question regarding the formatting. When formatting a > floppy, the header of a sector will hold the original ID. If I copy an > image to floppy W/O formatting the ID found in track 18 / sector 0 won't > match with the ones in the headers. Could this lead to problems? TIA! It can only lead to problems with custom software (fastloaders or copy protection). The ID bytes in the low-level format, in the disk block headers outside the 256-byte payload, are completely different from the disk directory header that is displayed in the directory listing. The only thing that matters is that all sectors of the disk carry the same ID bytes. Some copy protection schemes deliberately break that. If I understand correctly, the G64 image format should capture that. The D64 format only contains the data payload, and optionally some error information. Marko Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2009-06-15 09:32:12
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