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ProDOS 8 Technical Note #3

Device Search, Identification, and Driver Conventions

Revised by Matt Deatherage (November 1988)
Revised by Pete McDonald (November 1985)

This Technical Note formerly described how ProDOS 8 searches for devices and how it deals with devices which are not Disk II drives.

Note: Yes, there are two "revised" by-lines and no "written" by-line for this Technical Note. This is how I found it online. -- AH

This Note formerly described how ProDOS 8 searches for devices and how it deals with devices which are not Disk II drives; this information is now contained in section 6.3 of the ProDOS 8 Technical Reference Manual.

Note: The information on slot mapping on page 113 of the manual and on page 2 of the former edition of this Technical Note is incorrect. ProDOS itself will mirror SmartPort devices from slot 5 into slot 2 under certain conditions. Devices should not be mirrored into slots other than slot 2. For more information, see ProDOS 8 Technical Note #20, Mirrored Devices and SmartPort.

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