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    SubjectRe: FAT12 vs FAT16

    > 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
    Martin `MJ' Mares <>
    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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