"CP/M compatible" vs. "MS-DOS Compatible" machines?

Fred Cisin cisin at xenosoft.com
Sat Feb 2 19:25:27 CST 2008


> > I asked Gary Kildall, "Now that most commercial machines are going to
> > 5.25 inch disks, what is the STANDARD format for 5.25?"
> > He answered, "8 inch single sided single density."

On Sat, 2 Feb 2008, Roy J. Tellason wrote:
> Can you do that on a 5.25" disk?  What is that,  77 tracks,  I forget how many
> sectors...

IF your disk controller is "cooperative".  The "1.2M" drive is almost the
same as an 8" drive.
'course, his remark was during the days of 48 tpi 35 track 5.25", . . .




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