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Method for Displaying Map of Minidisks

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061256D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
McCue, LF Smith-Kerker, PL Tomasetti, GA [+details]

Abstract

Some Personal Computer systems which employ a hard disk file for storage have the ability to create a minidisk which is merely a relatively small segment of the hard file storage capacity, but appears as a separate unit which has many, if not all, of the attributes of the larger file. In order to show the current state of the minidisk, a "SHOW" command is provided so the following information can be displayed to the operator before adding, changing, or deleting a minidisk. 1) Minidisk Name: Entry name for minidisk if recognized by the operating system. 2) Minidisk No.: Unique identifying number if recognized by the operating system. 3) Minidisk Type: Based on how minidisk is used in the system, e.g., Co-Processor, or Page space. 4) Logical Block Size: The size in bytes of the logical block.