Reading non-PC format floppies

From: Fred Cisin <>
Date: Tue Oct 23 14:47:31 2001

On Tue, 23 Oct 2001, Tony Duell wrote:
> INT 13h
> Roughlky at a level between those 2 :
> Linux : FDRAWCMD ioctl()
> This lets you send an arbitrary set of command bytes to the FDC (allowing
> you to do anything that the FDC is capable of), but it handles the DMA
> controller (and aligning the buffer not across a 64K boundary) for you.

It's nice that it would do that for you.
FORMAT didn't even include code to do that right! If its buffer
straddled an absolute address divisable by 64K, it would fail, and blame
the diskette!

Grumpy Ol' Fred
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Received on Tue Oct 23 2001 - 14:47:31 BST

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