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Re: AW: [MiNT] drives

> > >From the Compendium's chapter 2:
> > ----------------------------------------
> > Drives 'C' through 'P' are available for use by hard disk drives.  
> > (...)
> > MultiTOS extends drive letter assignments to 'Z' drive.  
> This is plain wrong. MiNT itselt supports what the XFS in use is
> supporting. As long as MiNT goes to the old TOS GEMDOS calls (TOSFS),
> it is still limited to 16 drives (where drive==FAT partition).

MiNT itself patches GEMDOS functions to support partitions Q-Z and this 
is well-documented.  Don't get me started on this....

(obviously the Compendium really meant MiNT, not MultiTOS)

> > What XHDI adds are drives 1 to 6 (after Z), for a total of 32 drives.
> No. XHDI is just a spec about how a modern hd driver should work. 

I know!!!

> It defines *how* to support 32 BIOS drives.

Which was my whole point.  XHDI compliant GEMDOS versions (such as MiNT
1.15.1 or BigDOS) are how partitions 1-6 get supported.


Listen, you say to-may-toe and I say to-maa-to, but we both eat it. ;-)

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