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SubjectRe: FAT12 vs FAT16
Hi,

> Not if it's a disk supported by MS-DOS or created using MS-DOS tools.
> MS-DOS format will not (read cannot) make such a disk. Even with its
> media type/size/heads options, it doesn't have the code necessary to
> produce a disk under any other rules because it calculates the
> clusters not you, and it uses the 4085 cluster rule for writing the FAT.
>
> Just because, in principle I can make a disk with one cluster and a 16-bit
> FAT, does not mean that it is a MS-DOS disk. MS-DOS will not understand
> such a disk so no other OS should bother with such a deviation either.

Unfortunately, the rules are not the same for different DOS versions :-(

Have a nice fortnight
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Martin `MJ' Mares <mj@gts.cz> http://atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz/~mj/
Faculty of Math and Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Rep., Earth
"A LISP programmer knows value of everything, but cost of nothing."

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