[sebhc] fstools and other things

Dwight K. Elvey dwight.elvey at amd.com
Wed Jun 2 19:25:58 CDT 2004

>From: "Eric J. Rothfus" <eric at rothfus.com>
>> So how do you get the volume number from a cpm image now?
>The H17 image format had a volume number in the header.  All
>CP/M disks do have a volume number on them as you point out.
>However, the "diskdump" utility is pretty stupid about finding
>the RIGHT volume number for a CP/M disk, trying to look into the
>label sector for it...yup, the program crashes.

Hi Eric
 This is partly why I added the ability to specify the volume
number in my image transfer program. It defaults to looking
at sector 9 but one can override this with any volume number.

>an HDOS floppy as well as a CP/M floppy.  God knows why the
>volume number is in the header of every sector. 

 The reasonning was sound. This way they could detect when
a disk was swapped before being dismounted. 

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