[BBC-Micro] DFS on 3.5inch - Is this supposed to work?
jason.watton at lycos.co.uk
Sun Nov 12 10:21:04 GMT 2006
> OK, here's my 5p worth I have three PCs which I have tried to run
> Anadisk and 22DISK on -- these are, respectively, disk analyser software
> and software to read/write CP/M disks, and AFAIK neither uses the BIOS.
> They all work (more or less) for a variety of MFM formats but not for
> FM. Two of the PCs are Intel Pentium motherboards, one is an Asus.
> Xenocopy is another program which doesn't work for FM on most PCs, but
> I've not used it on these machines, though I know the author.
> I have one old 486... [snip]
> You might like to look at archives of... [snip]
Peter.... **thanks**. This is what I'd call *evidence*, in that it gives me
something to go on to find out why people are saying "Most PCs do not do FM
> ... The concensus a while ago was that most PCs won't do
> it; however since there has been a trend towards integration, you might
> be more likely to find motherboards with the right circuitry integrated
> in the FDC-and-kitchen-sink controller than in the past...
I think you may have hit the nail on the head (the credit goes to you).
I'll be back after I've dug some more, but for the moment it looks to me
(*warning* *opinion*!) like it is now a case of an "outdated opinion".
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