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    Text Editor: Create a File on a Newly Formatted Floppy Disk

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    1. Using a text editor, create a file that is between 5,000 and 6,000 bytes long on a newly formatted floppy disk. Calculate the file directory and FAT entries for the type of disk used, and check your calculations using absolute sector program sector.asm.

    2. Write a program that will perform the DOS DIR command for a disk that contains four test files.

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    Posting Number: Posting Number: 365814

    Subject Category: Computer Science / DOS

    Date of Response: 12/23/2010

    Keywords: DOS, FAT, Calculations, sector, floppy, directory, record structure

    Page Title: Calculating the File Directory and allocation entries.

    Solution Abstract: The goal of this solution is to assist the student the calculation basis for calculating the storage requirements of the file allocation table.

    Description: The solution is comprised of information links for further research and step by step instructions for calculating the directory.

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    Brief Description:
    1. Using a text editor, create a file that is between 5,000 and 6,000 bytes long on a newly formatted floppy disk. Calculate the file directory and FAT entries for the type of disk used, and check your calculations using absolute sector program sector.asm.

    2. Write a program that will perform the DOS DIR command for a disk that ...

    Solution Summary

    The solution creates a file on a newly formatted floppy disk. It also calculate the file directory and FAT entries for the type of disk used, and assists in writing a program that will perform the DOS DIR command for a disk that contains four test files.

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