compaq portable plus problems
marvin at west.net
Sun Feb 3 12:16:02 CST 2008
When I am using debug to format a HD on an unknown controller, I'll do an
unassemble at C800:5 and C800:6. The correct address will have a jmp
Besides the HD formatting program on the utilities disk, going *way* back, I
think Western Digital put out a formatting program WDFMT (?) that would allow
the formatting of MFM HDs. I think there also might have been some PD/shareware
programs to do the same thing. Assuming the Simtel archives are still around, I
would expect to be able to find these programs there.
> From: Roger Pugh <rogpugh at mac.com>
> does anyone know the correct incantation to low level format an MFM
> drive, a rodime 351, driven by a Compaq controller board.
> I,ve tried with debug G=C800:5 to no avail. there is no format program
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