Subject: Floppy driver
To: None <>
From: Brad Pepers <>
List: amiga-dev
Date: 03/01/1994 19:16:56
Looks like I've caused quite a stir with this floppy driver thing. Not
to piss in anyones cornflakes or anything - here is the way it is (at
least until I release the source which should be soon).

1. The floppy driver provides N 512 byte sectors straight off the
   floppy with no attempt to hide thing or do tricks. N depends
   on the track type and disk type. Amiga tracks will have 1760
   sectors for DD disks and 3520 sectors for HD disks. I'm not
   sure how it is on msdos tracks.

2. The floppy driver supports a disklabel with one partition. The
   disklabel is made up when the ioctl is done and is not saved on
   the actual disk. This is just enough to allow newfs to work.

While all the ideas being kicked around have some merit I think things
should be simple (KISS). Its fine with me if the users shoot themselves
in the foot once and a while! Label your disks with whats on them and you
will be fine.

Of course once the source code is out there everyone can feel free to
add their own pet feature into the code but I sure hope it doesn't

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