>Nicolas >some months ago I asked for a method to put a 8250 drive into single >sided 8050 mode, so it would also format disks in that mode. >Yesterday I received a disk from Ken Ross containing the sipod link >system files, this disk was formatted as 4040 on the first and as 8050 >on the second side. >Then I found the file "8250-8050" on the 4040 side. Ken probably used it >to format the 8050 disk, and it helped also for reading the disk. From >now on the 8250 wouldn't report an error anymore when trying to read the >8050 disk and uni-copy happily copied the files on the disk. >For those interested, here's the program: > 10 open 15,8,15 > 20 print#15,"m-w"chr$(172)chr$(16)chr$(1)chr$(1) > 30 print#15,"m-w"chr$(195)chr$(16)chr$(1)chr$(0) > 40 print#15 ,"u9" > 50 close 15 >For me it looks like two memory locations are changed how i use it - i've the 4040 daisy chained to 8250 so i run a number change prg to alter the 4040 to 9 then switch off the 8250 for a second - it reawakes as 8 then i run the 8250->8050 subroutine to change it to 8050 and i'm off or if the 4040 isn' t being used i just run the fipper before i do anything else . the 8250 will use 8050 disks but when first using them you've got to do the load twice for the first time each disk . the routine only works on an 8250 - i'm not sure if it'l work on 1571 - i'll try it next time i'm working on c128 . i think the original flipper question was before i got online the flipper routine was actually put onto the disk i sent by mistake which just goes to show that the 8096 is smarter than everyone thinks !` ----------- email@example.com http://members.tripod.com/~petlibrary/ http://www.icpug.org.uk Commodore Forever ;-> - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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