[sebhc] Improvements to the image transfer program
Dwight K. Elvey
dwight.elvey at amd.com
Mon Jul 26 15:53:32 CDT 2004
This weekend I worked on some enhancements to my
image transfer program. The main one is that it will
now let you know if you try to read a disk image and
the volume number either doesn't match the image
( in the case of HDOS ) or that the volume number
you stated as an override doesn't match. It also
will tell you the actual volume number found in the
sector header so that one can make a change to the
It will also flag errors in reading tracks. Like the
original, it will continue to transfer but will indicate
which track it found read errors on. I some cases,
these could be harmless unnused areas or even areas
that the original formater had mapped out as unuseable.
Since the program doesn't check why that track had
errors, it is up to the user to determine the extent
of the damage.
When I went to test the program, I had all kinds of
problems getting it to work. It seems that I'd forgotten
one of the important steps in my own procedure. It
often helps to read the instructions, even when you
already know what you are doing!
I still have a few minor changes to make so it'll be
a day or so before I release the next version. For
future work, I'm looking forward to supporting both
double sided and 96 tpi.
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