Re: 1541IDE

Re: 1541IDE

From: Groepaz <>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 04:22:29 +0200
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On Montag 15 Juni 2009, wrote:
> Hallo Marko,
> > 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.
> No. The ID given in 'N:xxxxxx,ID' is indeed the ID displayed in the
> directory header but is also used for the ID in the block headers.
> But you reduced my concern about different ID's anyway. Which means I
> can use the same floppy over and over again W/O formatting. But knowing
> that the 1541 uses the ID in the header to identify a disk, I have to
> initialise the disk after every copy to refresh the BAM in memory.

one thing you should keep in mind is though, that a bunch of cracks exist that 
didnt remove the id check and so need the disk formatted with whatever is in 
the directory (many eaglesoft cracks for example).


Oh, boy, virtual memory! Now I'm gonna make myself a really *big* RAMdisk!

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