Osborne-1 SD format

From: Fred Cisin <cisin_at_xenosoft.com>
Date: Sat Feb 19 17:17:22 2005

On Sat, 19 Feb 2005, Dave Dunfield wrote:
> >With my Osborne-1 single density disks, I can only read Id's with
> >MDM (ie: DoubleDensity) selected, and ... I read 5 sectors/track
> > ...
> >Why do they "appear" to read at FM 1024 byte sectors (with correct
> >1-5 sector numbers/ordering)?
> Dave you hack! - Can't you even take the time to proofread your
> postings??? Clearly that should read "MFM" in both cases.

Dave doesn't make any more misteaks than the rest of us.

I'm sorry that I replied before seeing that you had posted a correction.

It would appear that your "single density" Osborne diskette is
really a "double density" Osborne diskette.

But there are a few other possibilities. I have seen quite a few
single sided format diskettes that were reformatted from other
double sided formats, leaving a readily readable different format
on the back side.

Grumpy Ol' Fred     		cisin_at_xenosoft.com
Received on Sat Feb 19 2005 - 17:17:22 GMT

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