[Oberon] Garbled note in old document.

Joerg joerg.straube at iaeth.ch
Mon Apr 27 18:56:52 CEST 2020


Over time, the old physical CHS adressing was replaced by the more convenient logical LBA addressing. I’m not sure but I guess that the sentence wanted to say:
If in the first disk line you find „unsupported“ in the CHS field, this device does not support CHS (but LBA). The shown output is an IDE drive still supporting CHS addressing. If you would execute the same Partition.Show command on a SCSI disk, you will receive „unsupported“ telling you, this device does not use CHS anymore but uses LBA.


> Am 27.04.2020 um 17:43 schrieb peter at easthope.ca:
> Hi,
> https://web.archive.org/web/20190610120718/http://www.ethoberon.ethz.ch/betadocu.html
> has the old document entitled "Introduction to ETH Oberon / PC Native alpha and beta release".
> The section "Partition management with Oberon" has this text.
> "The first line describes the disk:
>  ...
>  GetCHS: unsupported, means that CHS is not used by the device _> SCSI"
> That line doesn't quite make sense. S3 had a driver for a SCSI 
> interface but unfortunately I've never used it. Can anyone tell the 
> meaning of "_> SCSI"?  A typographical error?  There should be a two 
> lines with the second referring to SCSI?
> Thanks,                     ... Lyall E.
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