[sebhc] Re-creating actual floppies from archive

Dwight Elvey dwight.elvey at amd.com
Wed Mar 15 13:50:56 CST 2006

Hi Dave
 Yes, he could just run the disk cable over. I'd
not thought about using the systems drive. A good idea!

>From: "Dave Dunfield" <dave06a at dunfield.com>
>> >For soft-sectored disks, you should be able to use my ImageDisk
>> >program. If you have a raw-binary image, you can use the supplied
>> >BIN2IMD utility to add format information (which you will have to
>> >know and specify), and then the main IMD program to write the
>> >image to a physical floppy disk.
>>  They just need to have a 360K drive on the PC with your tool :)
>As long as you are aware of the difficulties (ie: use a fresh disk),
>you can recreate 360k disks quite acceptably on 1.2M HD drives
>using IMD.
>Besides, if he has the Heathkit disk system - doesn't he already
>have a suitable drive - just has to cable it to the PC long enough to
>make the disks...
>dave06a (at)    Dave Dunfield
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