C64 and making doublesided floppies
Roy J. Tellason
rtellason at verizon.net
Sat Sep 9 13:26:35 CDT 2006
On Saturday 09 September 2006 03:42 am, Zane H. Healy wrote:
> Is there any problem with punching the left side of a floppy so you
> can write to the other side of a floppy in a 1541 drive?
I knew of folks that did this all the time. What I remember reading about the
practice back when was that some folks thought it not to be a good idea
because they said that the liner of the floppy's package was supposed to
"sweep up" any loose particles of oxide or any other contaminants and that
reversing the direction of rotation would cut all of this stuff loose.
My one machine which uses single-sided drives is my Osborne Executive, and I
never did that bit myself. One time a guy sent me some software on a floppy
where he had done that and I was unable to load all of the info on the second
side, and kept running into errors. Whether this was due to the above or
there was too much wear on the disk or it was something else I couldn't
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