----- Original Message ----- From: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > One of the images I have has a 1581, 1571, 1541 and NATIVE partition. > Interestingly it has the header for the native partition written in two > locations (one within the 1581 partition, but at the T&S for a NATIVE ONLY > disk????)..... > Ok, I'm a little bit more clearer on what you mean by header, but I'm still a little bit confused. Do you mean to say that there are two identical copies of track 1, sector 1 for the native partition, where one is located somewhere in the 1581 partition and the other one is located at the usual location (T1/S1) in the native partition? It sounds like a reformat condition to me. It appears that this disk had been initially formatted as a single Native partition occupying the entire FD-2000 disk. Then whoever created the disk decided to reformat it by adding 1581, 1571, 1541 partitions and finally the Native partition. I don't know how the FD-2000 disk drive handles reformatting of disks that have been already formatted. In this scenario, the FD-2000 disk drive probably goes through the lazy route, just setting up disk headers for the relevant partitions and doesn't actually phsycially format every single T/S of the disk. So, a 'ghost' copy of the original native partition can appear in the 1581 partition, and bears no connection with the new native partition which is now numbered #4 in the partition structure. Enjoy. -Todd Elliott Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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