[Coco] Strange.... two 40 track disks on one 80 track disk?
Bruce W. Calkins
brucewcalkins at charter.net
Sun Nov 1 15:23:51 EST 2009
There is a way to run 80 track drives in RS-Basic. Unfortunately if you try
to run them on a 36 or 40 track system they directory gets scrambled.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Fedor Steeman"
> Hi all,
> Thanks for all the responses.
> I am quite sure these disks are single-sided and that they came from a
> that could use and access 80 track disks. The collection of stuff
> the diskettes) I inherited is quite extensive and were used by a highly
> skilled CoCo user. There are drives that are cleared marked as switchable
> 80 tracks, there are diskettes clearly marked as being 80 tracks. Heck,
> there are even disk controllers with a 40/80 tracks switch (?). I tried
> those but that did not work either.
> I am quite sure there was some trick applied when he backed up the
> two at a time, but I would not know what. As suggested, I will try looking
> through the stuff to see if there was any hardware or software involved. I
> will also think about all the interesting suggestions you guys made so
> Most of the diskettes are RSDOS BTW.
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