FAT 16 v0.09

by snout on 12-03-2002, 12:58
Topic: Software
Tags: Utilities

Without us even noticing it, Okei released version 0.09 of his FAT16 driver. I just tested it on my Sunrise ATA-IDE interface and it seems to work just fine. You can download the patch here

Changes in this version

  • Different method of detecting a FAT16 partition. With MEGA-SCSI, you will need to format the FAT16 partition on a PC, IDEFDISK for ATA-IDE works fine. If you already have created a FAT16 partition with your PC or with IDEFDISK, you don't have to repartition. (phew...)
  • Format and Ramdisk functions were disabled in BASIC. You can however create a RAMDISK before starting the FAT16 driver.
  • Changed the DPARM (31h) Disk Paramater function, so it will give 32 bit adresses. Of course, the sofware needs some adjustment.
  • Starting the driver no longer works with the /I paramater. Just run the program and the driver installs.

Okei also warns not to use the UNDEL program on a FAT16 partition, since this command is FAT12 only.

Comments (3)

By Latok

msx guru (3927)

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12-03-2002, 14:23

HIS FAT16 driver? I thought Okei is pretty female ;-)

By Bart

Paragon (1422)

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12-03-2002, 15:24

Wow, so we've got a legend in our midst! A female MSX coder! This is reason for a celebration Smile

By snout

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12-03-2002, 16:00

Damn me and my stereotype-assumptions. Wink