Acorn ADFS disks are pretty standard MFM encoded IBM scheme disks, although with different sector sizes and with the 0-based sector identifiers rather than 1-based sector identifiers. The index hole is ignored and sectors are written whereever, requiring FluxEngine to do two revolutions to read a disk.
There are various different kinds, which should all work out of the box. Tested ones are:
- ADFS L: 80 track, 16 sector, 2 sides, 256 bytes per sector == 640kB.
- ADFE D/E: 80 track, 5 sector, 2 sides, 1024 bytes per sector == 800kB.
- ADFS F: 80 track, 10 sector, 2 sides, 1024 bytes per sector == 1600kB.
I expect the others to work, but haven’t tried them; get in
touch if you have any
news. For ADFS S (single sided 40 track) you’ll want
-s :s=0:t=0-79x2. For
ADFS M (single sided 80 track) you’ll want
Be aware that Acorn logical block numbering goes all the way up side 0 and then all the way up side 1. However, FluxEngine uses traditional disk images with alternating sides, with the blocks from track 0 side 0 then track 0 side 1 then track 1 side 0 etc. Most Acorn emulators will use both formats, but they might require nudging as the side order can’t be reliably autodetected.
fluxengine read adfs
You should end up with an
adfs.img of the appropriate size for your disk