Re: CBM900 hard disk timeout

From: Michał Pleban <>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:38:55 +0100
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Hello all!

I am making some progres with the C900 machine. I found the way to
produce the system installation diskettes, so I have now the Coherent
disk to boot.

After booting from the disk, I tried to install the system on my Seagate
drive, but it hung. After some more playing around with the disk, I
found a strange thing - the hard disk controller expects the disk
sectors to be numbered from 0, not from 1. This is a nonstandard setup
for a PC, so I am wondering how to format the disk in this way on the
PC? I tried looking at the documentation of tools like WDFMT (which I
will be most probably using on the PC/AT), but I don't see any easy way
to produce such format?


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