Quick question for those that know. I'm new to the C64 but have been playing for it for a few hours. I'm kind of getting the commands down now for the 1541 diskette drive. I saw in some documentation that the 1541 takes single sided, single density diskettes. Is that absolute or can it take single sided, double density under certain conditions.... what about double sided, double density?
The reason I'm asking is that I don't have any single-sided, single density diskettes so have been trying other diskettes that I have including sd, ds and dd, ds diskettes. I didn't really expect them to work and so far they haven't. What does happen is the drive appears to be trying to format the diskette then after about 4 'normal' head clicks gives a loud bbbrrrrrrr and then stops with the red light flashing. I'm going to assume a flashing red light is bad news.
Anyway, I have a line on a few ss, sd diskettes so when they get here, I guess I'll be able to test it out.