[sebhc] Re-creating actual floppies from archive

dave04a at dunfield.com dave04a at dunfield.com
Mon Mar 13 13:26:33 CST 2006

>  So far, we haven't been dealing with softsectored.
> Maybe it is time we collected some. There must be a few on the
> list with soft sectored disk and drives.
>  There are a number of image formats out there for capturing
> soft sectored disk( things like teldisk ). I am recommending
> that we go with a format that the image format it self is
> in public domain. There is a fellow in one of the mail groups
> I'm in that has a good tool for capturing disk images
> and writing images on PC's. Even if his tool goes away,
> writing the part to copy the images to and from disk
> on a PC are not that hard. The spec could be posted on
> our page as well, along with the images. That would go a
> long way towards maintaining a useful archive.
>  What are thought of others??

I would suggest that if the disks are compatible, that they
be archived using my ImageDisk program (available from my
site). ImageDisk was designed with the idea that the data
should be recoverable by "any means", and therefore the
Image file format is fully documented, and I provide utilities
to extract and convert all or parts of image files to and from
other image files or raw binary sector data.


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