[sebhc] Re-creating actual floppies from archive

Robin England robin.england at dial.pipex.com
Wed Mar 15 14:28:01 CST 2006

Hello Dwight

When using your H89TRANS program does the serial cable need the hardware
handshaking lines connected or will it work with just RX,TX and GND? Sorry
if this has been answered elsewhere, but upon checking your instructions you
only mention it having to be a 1:1 cable. Also, please can you explain which
of the serial ports on the serial card (in a H/Z89) is usually the "LP"
port - I assume this stands for Line Printer but on my machines this is not
labelled as such (just two DCE ports and one DTE).


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dwight Elvey" <dwight.elvey at amd.com>
To: <sebhc at sebhc.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 7:50 PM
Subject: Re: [sebhc] Re-creating actual floppies from archive

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