Subject: Re: proposal for MI floppy formatting
To: None <Chris_G_Demetriou@ux2.sp.cs.cmu.edu>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <email@example.com>
Date: 11/19/1996 13:15:39
>> - have a set of built-in well-known floppy formats
>> - have a set of well-known floppy formats in a configuration file
>> ("disktabish", as you suggested).
>I'd say that the latter is always better than the former here:
> (1) you don't waste space in the binary,
> (2) it's easily configurable.
I'll second that. I recall the good old days of CP/M ... :-)
It was trivial to read/write floppies from just about any OS, because
you could simply plug the right values into the bios from a floppy
database. And there were tools/tricks for working out the parameters
for unknown formats.
Simon J. Gerraty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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