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DOS Interface to Non-Dos Formatted Diskette Drives

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000059621D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Pekowski, RP [+details]

Abstract

A method is described that provides a DOS compatible interface to non- DOS formatted diskette drives. More specifically, it provides an interface to Displaywriter diskette drives, thus allowing the transfer of documents between Displaywriters (DW) and Personal Computers (PC). This arrangement makes it possible for a PC running DOS to interface to any non-DOS formatted disk/diskette drive by the simple implementation of a device driver for that device.