For an IBM PC with 1.2Mb 5.25" disk Dive B:
BBC DFS 1770 80 or 40 track
Double sided or Single Sided Drive with High Density disks (IBM 360K).
fd1 for IBM drive B:, fd0 IBM drive A:
bbc80, for 80t, BBC for 40t
ddinhd for IBM 360k Floppies, ddindd for IBM floppies 1.2Mb
sd for single density disks
ss for single sided drives or floppies formatted on one side
Write, write0, write1 file.ssd, file.dsd, file.img. To write a Disc Image from an IBM to a BBC disk
Read [filename], Read0, Read1 etc. To extract a BBC to IBM PC
To find the parameters for FDC I formatted a floppy in a BBC put it in IBM and tried to use the read command trying various parameters until successful. Here the S command is very useful, it will produce something like this.
CYLINDERS 80 HEADS 1 SECTORS 10 BYTES 256 SD SINGLESTEP
MINSECTOR 0 GAP3 10 GAP3FORMAT 14 FILL E5 DDinHD (300 kHz, 360 RPM)
SINGLESIDED HEAD0ALIAS 0 HEAD1ALIAS 0
After a read/verify error: STOP
If you find and read the information on various Disk filing systems, disk drives and Technical specs you should know what you must work towards. Alternatively the S command will help with a logical trial and error approach.
I could not get the CAT command to work or Format. I found it best to format floppies in the BBC put them in an IMB to write them.
Back in the days when I could get 5.25" disks and I only had a BBC I recall that my BBC had problems if I tried to feed it Double Density Disks. Its far to long ago to recall what or why and I have not been able to find even one to use!
People with other configurations can add/edit this file to make it more useful.