Re: 8050/8250 - diskformat

From: Nicolas Welte (
Date: 2000-08-04 21:48:11 wrote:
> IMHO there is a neat way to find out if a 8250 is dealing with a 8050-disk or
> not by reading the first two bytes of second BAM-block. $27/$01 means an
> 8050-disk, $26/$06 means an 8250-disk. The question is does the 8250 use this
> as well?

No, I don't think so. After all the drive does report read errors for
the second side, if you have a 8050 disk in it. It would rather report
illegal t&s errors if it knew the disk type.

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