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Old 30 November 2002, 22:36   #1
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Disk is write protected ?

Just a quick question for someone......when i try to format
an amiga floppy 720kb ?.......sometimes it says it is write
protected and its not,so it has to start the whole format
procedure over again !
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Old 30 November 2002, 22:38   #2
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is this real amiga or emulated or indeed are you formatting a 1.44 to 720 in windows?
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Real Amiga & real amiga disk !!
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ok...

what program are you using to format disks...?


i have had this problem before on an A1200 (internal drive), could be the drive giving up, if you load up WB, does the drive show DF0:???? (sometimes without a disk insert)

and aren't disk 880kb formatted, 902Kb unformatted!
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Your probably right about the disk formatting capacity (880kb)

When it boots up it never comes up with the problem you
mentioned.

I'm using the workbench's format command.......
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can you get a hold of x-copy (which has a format tool), i can up a disk to the zone if you need it!!!
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i presume to can transfer adfs to the Amiga

scroll to the bottom of the Zone and download - Chaos Utilities Disk

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if it has gone by the time you read this, then reply and i'll up it again

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and aren't disk 880kb formatted, 902Kb unformatted!
Not sure where you got that from ?

Unformatted disks are (roughly) "1Mb" but assigning a definitive term to the size of an unformatted floppy does not really make sense - it is more to define the type of disk that the actual physical storage capacity - because it really depends how you use it that depends on how much data you can get on it .

With the "DiskSpace" filesystem alone (used on some AUI cover disks), you can squeeze 984Kb on a disk... And that is without any "special" tricks.
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I remember using the DiskSpace format to store some of my files and mounting DS0: - it was pretty cool at the time!
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Just a quick question for someone......when i try to format
an amiga floppy 720kb ?.......sometimes it says it is write
protected and its not,so it has to start the whole format
procedure over again !
Maybe your disk drive fails to recognize whether or not the disk is copy protected.
 
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