Acorn Atom, BBC Micro series

Acorn DFS disks are used by the Acorn Atom and BBC Micro series of computers. They are pretty standard FM encoded IBM scheme disks, with 256-sectors and 0-based sector identifiers. There’s nothing particularly special here.

DFS disks are all single-sided, but allow the other side of the disk to be used as another volume.

They come in two varieties, 40 track and 80 track. These should both work. Some rare disks are both at the same time. FluxEngine can read these but it requires a bit of fiddling as they have the same tracks on twice.

Options

  • Format variants:
    • 100: 100kB 40-track SSSD
    • 200: 200kB 80-track SSSD

Examples

To read:

  • fluxengine read acorndfs --100 -s drive:0 -o acorndfs.img
  • fluxengine read acorndfs --200 -s drive:0 -o acorndfs.img

To write:

  • fluxengine write acorndfs --100 -d drive:0 -i acorndfs.img
  • fluxengine write acorndfs --200 -d drive:0 -i acorndfs.img

References

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