>firstname.lastname@example.org 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? >Nicolas >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. My friend ,speaking as a user of these beasties here is what happens : 1/ put an 8050 disk into 8250 - first access of disk and you get a 'not found error' , second access no probs , <= hit shift run twice > the only time you'll get any further errors is if you're dealing (writing ) with rel files on it or if you need to write anything =>2052 blocks . 2/ put 8250 disk into 8050 , items written past the 2052 blocks point create probs but it can be written to with no probs , ( again rel files can create problems .) , it all depends on reading on reading or writing . my original 8050 drive was playing up so i stowed it and pulled out an 8250 out of store and put it into service and i've been using 8050 disks in it quite happily ( 1) and i've found out that a few of the disks in the library were actually 8250's and i'd been dealing with them (2) . ----------- email@example.com http://members.tripod.com/~petlibrary/ http://www.icpug.org.uk http://www.fortunecity.co.uk/skyscraper/perl/316/ - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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