>>I'm looking for software to either read and write IBM disks on an Atari 1040 ST
>>or read and write Atari ST disks on an IBM PS/2.
>If you have Atari disks already wriiten in an Atari, and now want to
>read them in a PC, you need a disk/sector editor that will read a
>"non-DOS" disk format (e.g. Nortons - older versions may need to be
>invoked in "maintenance" mode).
ST disk so that msdos can read it. All you need to modify is the first
three bytes. If there's any interest, I'll post it: it really IS short
- I entered it using DEBUG (blush!) - but not accessible to me at this
instant, or else I'd post it right now.
Disclaimer: if you've put a non-standard format (>9 sectors/track) on
your Atari disks, you may still have trouble reading them, and my
program may wipe out your boot sector.
I've not used it for a while, since I use a variant of FDFORMAT on an
MSDOS machine to format all my disks. I sent a copy to the author, but
haven't seen (or looked for) any new versions of his software. Mine
puts the Atari's 24-bit random number in the right place: some ST
software actually uses this!
Ian Phillipps, Unipalm Ltd, 216 Science Park, Phone +44 223 420002
Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 4WA, England. Phax +44 223 426868
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