[Coco] 80 track disk access under RSDOS

Bob theother_bob at yahoo.com
Thu May 6 10:22:46 EDT 2004

--- Bob <theother_bob at yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- John Kowalski <sock at axess.com> wrote:
> > At 01:16 AM 05/05/2004, Bob wrote:
> > >Thanks for the info John. I'm still doing what I consider
> > >"ongoing testing" and seem to have some issues reading
> > >from 35 track disks when in 80 track mode,
> > 
> > What kind of issues are you having?
> Well, attempting to use COPY is not working ..[snip]..
> I just realized... when using 80 tracks, you either have to tell
> it to relocate the GAT table or only have open files on one drive
> at a time (due to size limitation). If COPY is keeping the source
> open while writing to the destination, the GAT table in memory is
> probably getting corrupted. So a single drive copy might work in
> that case, which I can verify because the 3P only has one drive.

That was it! I told the patch program to relocate the GAT to $7000
and COPY worked fine. I then reset before loading anything. 

Now I need to find the article to find out how much room I need and
then find a more suitable location.

Y'all take care now, I gotta go work on my resume'.

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