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Version: 1.0

Posted: 2003-01-14

Build Requirements: N/A

Runtime Requirements: Carbon PC Exchange

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FormatAsDOS is a snippet demonstrating how to use the newer Disk Initialization Package calls DIXFormat() and DIXZero() to format a floppy disk as a DOS disk. DIXFormat, DIXZero, and DIReformat are documented in the Inside Macintosh: Files Errata Tech Note (TN 1041). Please note this snippet does not provide any prompts. It merely takes the floppy in the first floppy drive and reformats it as a DOS disk with the name "MS-DOS Disk". Requirements: PC Exchange Keywords: format, FSM, foreign file system, floppy, disk, DOS, FAT, DIXZero, FormatAsDOS

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2003-01-14First Version

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