[Coco] dw 3
fwp at deepthought.com
Mon Nov 22 21:28:31 EST 2010
I like the idea of being able to select drive 256-512, etc up 1024 if desired.
:-) Leaving the ability to use drive #? would be important for backwards
compatibility. That would take a rewrite of drivewire hdbdos though.
The Other Frank
On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 08:55:48PM -0500, Aaron Wolfe wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 8:09 PM, Robert Gault <robert.gault at att.net> wrote:
> > Aaron Wolfe wrote:
> >> Hrmm we may have some wires crossed. What the switch does is to
> >> ignore the drive sent in the DW op call altogether, and instead map to
> >> a disk image based on the sector being read or written to. Sectors
> >> 0-629 point to "disk 0", 630-1259 are "disk 1", and so on all the way
> >> up to disk 255. DRIVE #0-3 makes no difference, DRIVE 0-255 does.
> > How is that different from the normal HDBDOS with Drivewire? That combo
> > already selects drives 0-255 for whatever DW slot has been selected.
> > The only difference I can see is that HDBDOS calculates the LSN based on
> > 630xdrive# so that nothing needs to be calculated by Drivewire.
> The difference is just that for example "DIR 1" would show the
> directory of the file mounted in drive 1 on the DW side, not the
> directory of the image found starting at sector 630 of the file
> mounted in drive 0 on the DW side... hope that makes sense?
> If there is no point in doing this, I will gladly remove it. I am not
> the best person to make that decision, I don't use these features at
> all myself :(
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