GoTEK SFR1M44-U100...

Grant Taylor cctalk at
Sat Jul 14 12:13:13 CDT 2018

On 07/13/2018 09:44 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
> Actually, given that allocation is in fixed units, it would be pretty 
> simple to plug in a valid partition table and dummy FAT32 filesystem 
> image with the disk space pre-allocated on the USB flash.


I would want to likely use mount the discrete images as file systems 
directly.  So if they were considered partitions and had /dev entries 
for them, I could just mount them directly.

In fact, one of the tricks I found was to use a special mount command 
that did that with parameters.

    mount -o loop,offset=$[15*1536]k,sizelimit=1440k /dev/sdb1 /mnt/tmp

I've got to say that I really like the idea / knowledge that loopback 
devices can be constrained to a part of a file / device.  IMHO that 
could come in handy accessing partitions within a whole drive image (via 
dd).  }:-)

There are more details in a comment on the following page:

Link - Review: GoTek System SFR1M44-U100K USB 1000 Floppy Disk Emulator

> But I'd look at the alternative firmware--it may well use a standard 
> filesystem scheme.

I am planing on trying the FlashFloppy firmware.

I also ordered the OLED display.  ;-)

Grant. . . .
unix || die

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