[Coco] Re: [Color Computer] DSK images to coco

John E. Malmberg wb8tyw at qsl.net
Mon May 2 23:34:57 EDT 2005

jdaggett at gate.net wrote:

> On 1 May 2005 at 12:29, John E. Malmberg wrote:
>>On the other hand, I have discovered that the COCO under ROM BASIC and
>>read and write the first 256 bytes of the 512 byte sectored media.
>>Actually it can read and write the full 512 bytes if you use peeks and
>>pokes.  The upper 256 bytes are in the read/write verify buffer.
>> Correct in that you can poke the RSBASIC to read a 512 byte sector 
>> but in doing that you can not verify what you read. 

I was not referring to a general purpose use of 512 byte sector media, I 
was refering to the special case of file interchange.

If I had time to play with flex-09 or nitros, I would be trying to get 
them to use 512 byte FAT formatted floppies as directly supported.

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