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 Post subject: My floppy driver finally works!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:32 pm 
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Now, finally, after 3 months of hardcore debugging, I have finally finished my sector device.
This was the error:
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if(FloppySeek(Track,Head,Drive))return (void*)0;


needed to be:
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if(!FloppySeek(Track,Head,Drive))return (void*)0;


This is how much could single interpuction sign lead to problems. This day, to me, will not be forgotten.
I may be dreaming... This is not possible.
*** Looking at 0x55 0xAA... ***

Now, FAT12! Yeah!

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 Post subject: Re: My floppy driver finally works!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:30 pm 
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Congrats! At least you have something that can hold data, even if it is floppy.
Also I wanted to tell you this for a long time: put put put and that is all.
Why FAT12 when you can do FAT32 with the same amount of code.

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 Post subject: Re: My floppy driver finally works!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:07 am 
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Because FAT32 on floppies is a terrible idea (in fact, it's plain wrong because FAT32 has a minimum file system size that is larger than a floppy).

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 Post subject: Re: My floppy driver finally works!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:03 am 
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Lukand wrote:
*** Looking at 0x55 0xAA... ***

I think this deserves to go in the AWWW YEAH thread. Congrats.


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Because FAT32 on floppies is a terrible idea (in fact, it's plain wrong because FAT32 has a minimum file system size that is larger than a floppy).

That horse has been thoroughly beaten in other threads. I wouldn't put too much effort into arguing about it here...

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 Post subject: Re: My floppy driver finally works!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:46 pm 
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Kevin wrote:
... FAT32 has a minimum file system size that is larger than a floppy ...
exFAT has a maximum file size much larger than FAT32 and a minimum file size of only 1 Meg. MS does not support exFAT on 1.44MB floppy disks
even though the minimum file system size is smaller, whereas FAT32 on 1.44MB floppy disks is fully supported (other than formatting - which is
simple enough to do yourself) by MS on WinXP and later.
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That horse has been thoroughly beaten in other threads.
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 Post subject: Re: My floppy driver finally works!
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Congratulations!

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