NewDeal Technical Support Document 245
You can run NewDeal software from a compressed drive. However, you may notice that NewDeal runs slowly. Doublespace causes all programs to read and write to the disk about 25% slower. You can recover some performance loss by directing the NewDeal swap file to an uncompressed drive.
There is a simple way to make NewDeal write its swap file to your uncompressed host drive. Launch Preferences and click on the NewDeal, (or NewDOS or Geos) button. Change the section that reads:
Path H:\SWAPIf your uncompressed drive is a drive other than H:, replace the H with the correct drive letter.
NOTE: You must be running a 386 or higher CPU.
C:\DOS\ATTRIB -H -R -S DBLSPACE.INIto remove the Hidden, Read-Only and System attributes from the file, DBLSPACE.INI. You must have ATTRIB.EXE in your \DOS directory or in your path.
C:\DOS\ATTRIB +H +R +S DBLSPACE.INIto restore the file attributes. Reboot your computer.
after a few moments a message will appear: "Doublespace.ini has been modified. For this change to take effect, you must restart your computer." Reboot your machine. The next time you run your NewDeal software the drive lights will not flash. To restore the Automount function, just enter
dblspace/Automount=1at a DOS prompt, and reboot.
If a compressed diskette is in a drive when you start NewDeal, the compressed floppy will be seen as a hard disk. The drive button will appear as a hard drive instead of a floppy, and you will also see a new drive letter added with a picture of a floppy on it. This extra button is the host drive for the compressed floppy. You cannot copy files to it, nor can it be formatted. However, you can still read and write files on both compressed and non-compressed diskettes.
Do NOT attempt to format a compressed floppy disk in NewManager. The compressed diskette is interpreted as a hard disk and trying to format it may crash the system.