[sebhc] Improvements to the image transfer program

Jack Rubin jack.rubin at ameritech.net
Mon Jul 26 16:57:07 CDT 2004

I'm looking forward to giving the transfer program a
workout, especially with the dd 96tpi enhancements -


--- "Dwight K. Elvey" <dwight.elvey at amd.com> wrote:
> Hi
>  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
> override.
>  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.
> Dwight
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