[sebhc] H17 ROM and disk info

Steven Parker sp11 at hotmail.com
Mon May 24 12:57:27 CDT 2004

Dwight said:
>...HDOS did this volume stuff...
>... so that one couldn't accidentally overwrite another
>volume with data from a previous volume that had not been
>properly dismounted.

That was the idea, but it was only partly effective, as at best you'd stil 
have a 1/256 chance of mis-identifying the disk; and in practice it was  
much lower as they were assigned by operator choice.

>  I could add this to my image transfer program because it
>would be trivial to add.

It would be a handy option, but in some cases it might be desirable to 
re-create the source disk exactly, including it's volume number.

Jack says:
> > ...read and write as fast as you want!  Am I right in thinking that this 
>could be a real speed
>enhancer for a serial-serial H8 to PC connection?

I expect the serial rate itself will be the bottleneck in such a connection.

>I'm really looking forward to being able to intechange
>"disks" between real and virtual machines

I do it now using "dump" (aka "suprdump", etc) via a console connection to 
the other machine.  But it can certainly be made more convenient!


- Steven

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