RE: FD-2000 and CMD Native Partition Info
Date: 2001-11-21 03:06:25

Hi Todd,

>TEST4, but this time, with partition #8 as the default partition. A value
>8 and 8 was found at offset $e2 and $e3.

I tested both the TEST4 and TEST8 images and made the necessary change to
CBMDISK to default to the "default" partition. Does simply logging the
partition with @CPn make n the default?
Update to CBMDISK to be uploaded.

>HIEW and I found all eight 'ghost' 1541 disk headers. Additionally, in the
>system partition, partition #1 is replaced by the GODOT diskname and
>partitions #2 through #8 retained their original 1541 disknames, of which
>now such partitions now no longer exist. So, the FD-2000 actually does a
>short format in this instance and does not even bother to remove the
>partition name entries from the system partition if they are deleted.

Even though the entries are still in the system partition, their type is not
defined (1,2,3,4 or 255) therefore they are ignored by CBMDISK and I suspect
the FD-2000.

Now, what about the 800k FD-2000 disk format. Is this a 1581 format, or can
a native version be created on a double density disk? In which case, is the
system partition still in track 81, but with fewer disk sectors?

Many thanks for working through this...

- Nick


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