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Peripheral Commands; Diskette Operation; Disk Mounting; Disk Removal - Honeywell LEVEL 6 Operation Manual

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PERIPHERAL COMMANDS
Two configuration words are required for
control of the diskette (see Figure 5-6). Con ­
figuration Words A and B contain the image of
CONFIGURATION WORD A
o
78
15
TRACK NUMBER
RSU
CONFIGURATION WORD B
o
78
15
SECTOR NUMBER
RSU
Figure 5-6. Configuration Words A and B
the ID field of the sector on which a particular
operation is initiated. The track number in
Configuration Word A (bits 0-7) is used as the
seek argument for seek operations. The sector
number field of Configuration Word B (bits 0-7)
are incremented after each data field during
update read or write operations and will point
numerically to the next sector after completion
of the operation. Bits 8-15 of Configuration
Words A and B are Reserved for Software Use
(RSU). IBM formatted diskettes will have zeroes
in these fields.
Diskette operation is implemented by two sets
of instructions; the input and the output com ­
mands (see Table 5-2). A discussion of these
TABLE 5-2. COMMAND REPERTOIRE
Function
Type
Command
Code
Output
09 (HEX)
IOLD (Output Address and Range)
01
Output Control
05
Output Interrupt Control
11
Output Configuration Word
A
13
Output Configuration Word B
07
Task Word
Input
OC
Input Range
04
Input Interrupt Control
10
Input Configuration Word A
12
Input Configuration Word B
18
Input Status
06
Task Word
26
1
Input Device - Identification
Code
IFor the diskette, the device number is 2010 (HEX)
commands will be found in the Series 60 (Level
6) Minicomputer Handbook, Order No. AS22.
DISKETTE OPERATION
Prior to powering-up the diskette, it is as­
sumed that all electrical cables have been properly
connected and secured. Power is supplied or
removed from the diskette by the power ON/OFF
switch located on the front panel of the device
(see Figure 5-7). Setting the switch to ON
supplies the power required to operate the device.
The power indicator will illuminate indicating
that power is available. Setting the switch to the
OFF position removes power from the device and
extinguishes the indicator.
Disk Mounting
Prior to mounting, visually check the condi­
tion of the disk. It should not be torn, folded or
creased. Avoid using a damaged disk.
1. Should the diskette be located within a
cabinet, slide the unit out of the cabinet.
2. Press the access cover button on the disk ­
ette (see Figure 5-7) and carefully place the
disk package directly over the spindle.
3. With the disk firmly seated on the spindle,
close the diskette cover and slide the unit
back into the cabinet (should the device be
located in a system cabinet).
4. The diskette spindle automatically engages
the disk and the device is ready for
operation.
Disk Removal
Remove the disk package according to the
procedures described in mounting a disk.
OPERATOR MAINTENANCE
Operator maintenance is the preventive main ­
tenance required by an operator in maintaining
proper operation of the diskette. Preventive main­
tenance includes the checks, cleaning, operating
habits, etc., done periodically on a scheduled
basis, even though diskette operation may be
satisfactory and not in need of attention.
Care And Handling Of Disks
The following routine rules are the prerequi­
sites for proper disk handling and storage.
DISKETTE DEVICE
5-4
AT04

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