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Old 07 May 2004, 16:03   #15
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You'll find all floppy drives are called DFx:

Put a NDOS disk into the internal drive and it'll say DF0:???? or DF0:NDOS or DF0:XXXX (XXXX=first 4 chars from bootblock!)
Wow, what a rock solid proof.

Floppy drivers are called DFx because their mountlists call them so. Of course it is a little bit more difficult to rename them because the mountlists are fixed in ROM. As a start you can add the command Assign DF0: dismount into the startup-sequence and you will *never* see any DF0:xyz on the Workbench desktop. Then insert a ZIP medium into the drive which has a partition called DF0 on it and from then on the ZIP medium is DF0. And it is a HDD.

You can also rename the AUDIO dosdriver to DF0 and mount it. Then a Copy work:sample.iff to df0: will play the sample instead of doing any disk I/O.

DF0 is just a DosDriver as any other. Nothing special about it.
Well perhaps it is special because it changes its geometry depending on whether you insert a HD or DD floppy disk on a high density drive. But this has nothing to do with mount lists or dos drivers.
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