[Coco] Coco drives single and double side question.
lamune at doki-doki.net
Wed Jan 9 02:07:28 EST 2008
George Ramsower wrote:
> Here's what I would do to find out exactly what is going on in this system:
> I've NEVER found it easy to make new things work well!
> Place two unused, double sided disks in those drives (write protect tabs
> off) and type the following:
> "note!" DSKINI0 ends with a zero
> You will have to wait while it is doing this between each step...
> Type the following:
>> Watch the lights. >DSKINI0 and DSKINI1 should both light the drive one
>> >DSKINI2 and DSKINI3 should both light
>> the drive two light
>> Then type
> 10 print "hello"
>> Then type:
> DRIVE 0"
> SAVE "DRIVE0"
> DRIVE 1
> SAVE "DRIVE1"
> DRIVE 2
> SAVE "DRIVE2"
> SAVE "DRIVE3"
>> Now type :
> Note the drive lights! Drive one should light on both DIR0 and DIR1.
> Drive two should light on DIR2 and DIR3 on both the DISKINI command and
> the DIR command
> You should see in each one, the file name in each disk selected. If they
> don't match, then we need to find out why. This will probably take some
> time inspecting the cable , the controller and the disk drives. I
> suspect we may find something exciting that can be used to your advantage.
Most (?) implementations would probably do 0/2 on the first drive and
1/3 on the second.
But you could do it the way you mentioned.
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