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  • s_j_newbury
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    Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
    Valid use cases for FDRAWCMD:

    - DOSBox
    - UAE
    - Potentially any other old system emulator

    Also Michael​​​​​​​ can you link the article to the "add a comment" option? It doesn't seem to be linked.
    Michael link is still broken

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  • s_j_newbury
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    Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
    Valid use cases for FDRAWCMD:

    - DOSBox
    - UAE
    - Potentially any other old system emulator

    Also Michael​​​​​​​ can you link the article to the "add a comment" option? It doesn't seem to be linked.
    Pretty much the only valid usecase for a real floppy disk controller/drive today is for system emulation and especially for archival of software. USB floppy drives are pretty useless due to lacking raw access for anything other than MS-DOS archival, and even then. I've got some floppy disks with some old extremely rare Acorn games in need of archival and am planning on buying an old drive from ebay, if I can't find one of my old ones... think they must have all been thrown out.. :-(

    I've even looked at the possibility of designing a floppy disk controller interface for recent floppy controller-less systems with the 20-1 TPM (LPC bus) interface and an LPC-ISA bridge chip.
    Last edited by s_j_newbury; 27 April 2022, 05:25 PM.

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  • tildearrow
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    Valid use cases for FDRAWCMD:

    - DOSBox
    - UAE
    - Potentially any other old system emulator

    Also Michael​​​​​​​ can you link the article to the "add a comment" option? It doesn't seem to be linked.

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  • ayumu
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    Linux a shit.

    I am disgusted at this trend of pointlessly removing support for hardware they deem "obsolete".

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  • chuckula
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    Looks like the SPA finally got Linux to work against piracy!
    https://www.rifftrax.com/sites/defau...POSTER%202.JPG
    FLOPPY%20POSTER%202.jpg

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  • Linux Disabling Raw Access To Floppy Disks "FDRAWCMD" By Default

    Phoronix: Linux DIsabling Raw Access To Floppy Disks "FDRAWCMD" By Default

    It's been a rough year for floppy disk support on Linux and goes to show the state of seldom maintained to unmaintained code...

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