Re: 1541IDE

Re: 1541IDE

Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 08:37:44 -0400 (EDT)
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> Hallo allemaal,
> 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!

I think the disk ID in the BAM sector (not the "cosmetic" ID that is there
along with the disk name, but the actual format ID of sector 18,0) must
match the other sectors on the disk or it will detect an error when it
tries to find and decode another GCR sector.

A D64 doesn't contain any of this and can't get a disk ID error unless we
force it in the errorblock, so it should not matter in your implementation
either.  You are skipping all that...

Pete Rittwage
C64 Preservation Project

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