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by NF6X
Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Track/Side Selection when Writing?
Replies: 27
Views: 3791

Re: Track/Side Selection when Writing?

That's not a bug, but a feature. DTC unformats N+1 and writes the duplicator info on the spare track (this is how it's done on 95% of the disks out there as well). I'm not familiar with this "duplicator info", so I'd like to learn about it. I still don't see how it's desirable to write anything tha...
by NF6X
Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Track/Side Selection when Writing?
Replies: 27
Views: 3791

Re: Track/Side Selection when Writing?

All drives except for the 8'' ones have a wider track range than what consumers are normally using. So my question was specifically about your use-case with 8'' drives :) So, are you stating that a spurious write to track 80 is somehow desirable, and/or will not be corrected in an upcoming DTC rele...
by NF6X
Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Track/Side Selection when Writing?
Replies: 27
Views: 3791

Re: Track/Side Selection when Writing?

As I understand this however affects you when you try write 77 track, 8 inch disks with drives that genuinely only work on those tracks. Is this correct? Incorrect. This bug is an issue in all cases where the drive cannot step the head beyond the last desired track to be written, whether the drive ...
by NF6X
Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Track/Side Selection when Writing?
Replies: 27
Views: 3791

Re: Track/Side Selection when Writing?

Cool! Will it fix the track 80 bug, too?
by NF6X
Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Track/Side Selection when Writing?
Replies: 27
Views: 3791

Re: Track/Side Selection when Writing?

FYI, it appears that Keir has pushed his work-around patch to github, adding a --kryoflux-hack command line option.
by NF6X
Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Track/Side Selection when Writing?
Replies: 27
Views: 3791

Re: Track/Side Selection when Writing?

And we're glad to be listened to! ;) The patch I tested had an interesting effect that might be of interest to the folks who are looking into this issue. As I understand it, the patch tries to hack around the undesired behavior of dtc by replacing each unformatted track with the contents of the prev...
by NF6X
Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Track/Side Selection when Writing?
Replies: 27
Views: 3791

Re: Track/Side Selection when Writing?

Cool! Keir has also been working on a temporary work-around in Disk-Utilities. I'll be testing out a patch this morning after I get enough coffee into my system. I know that I've expressed some frustration online before because Team KryoFlux's major focus hasn't always been well-aligned with my prim...
by NF6X
Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Track/Side Selection when Writing?
Replies: 27
Views: 3791

Re: Track/Side Selection when Writing?

mr.vince wrote:"Quick" and "patch" don't work well with "tested" and "quality", but we'll look into this. :)
Yes, very true! I'm willing to alpha-test patches, if that helps. ;)
by NF6X
Sat Aug 23, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Track/Side Selection when Writing?
Replies: 27
Views: 3791

Re: Track/Side Selection when Writing?

Mark, I've seen the exact same issue with my Kryoflux. I'm using a 360K DS/DD 48TPI Mitsubishi Floppy with 40 Tracks. I get the attempt to write Tracks past 39, too! You might be ok. The 5.25" drives that I've experimented with do not appear to qualify the track step pulses, and they happily step t...
by NF6X
Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Track/Side Selection when Writing?
Replies: 27
Views: 3791

Track/Side Selection when Writing?

I'm trying to write .ipf files created with keirf's Disk-Utilities to 8" single-sided floppies, using my KryoFlux and a D-Bit FDADAP adapter . Reading works great with this setup, but I'm having some trouble with writing. First, I can't seem to get dtc to honor my track and side selections. Based on...