PC Drive, HD floppy, "CALL FORMAT" > "DISK ERROR"

By valerator

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01-01-2015, 05:00

I am trying to use a PC floppy drive with my Yamaha MSX2 YIS-805
The floppy drive is a SAMSUNG SFD-321B with HD sensor ( http://alen.dreamhosters.com/imgpr/samsung2.jpg )

I use an HD floppy disk with covered the HD hole
the I do
CALL FORMAT, drive A, Double-Sided
The the stepper makes all 40 steps then the headset returns to the track 0 and then I get "DISK ERROR"

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

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By djh1697

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01-01-2015, 16:18

try
call"format"
then follow to prompts

By valerator

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01-01-2015, 16:25

allow me to clarify:

- the sequence works with the original floppy drive

- by saying "CALL FORMAT, drive A, Double-Sided" I meant, that I type "call format" then follow the prompts, i.e. Choose drive A (since the drive is configured as drive A) and then choose 1 for Double Density then I press any key, you know, the usual sequence of actions

By djh1697

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01-01-2015, 18:35

_format

you will be asked the drive (if applicable)
then
you will be asked single of double sided (if applicable)

it does not ask for the density of the disk

By valerator

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01-01-2015, 18:43

yes, you are absolutely right, I meant density not sides

By valerator

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02-01-2015, 00:56

ignore my previous statement, I was not myself after the new year party Smile

SIDES and not DENSITY is what I am talking about, sorry for confusion