So, I'm goofing around with the Geneve emulation in mame. And as I am want to do, I like to set up minimum system, and a maximum fantasy system, and something close to devices I actually have or believe to be eventually obtainable (seriously subjective criteria )
I have been able to get mame Geneve emulation to boot from a TIFDC using a double sided single density DSSD 40 track image. But it fails to read a DSSD 80 track image. Is that a limitation of the Geneve boot rom? or is it a limitation of the mame emulation (maybe cause it doesn't have the 80track DSR image for the TIFDC)?
Does a real Geneve use the hardware's DSR rom to boot? Would it ignore the 80 track state of a modified TIFDC and still boot a 40 track image?