[sebhc] HDOS sysgen questions (and problems)
bshannon at tiac.net
Thu Nov 9 08:03:04 CST 2006
I'd be happy to donate some working 1.2 meg 5.25 inch drives if you like!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Garlanger" <garlanger at gmail.com>
To: <sebhc at sebhc.org>
Sent: Monday, November 06, 2006 1:53 PM
Subject: Re: [sebhc] HDOS sysgen questions (and problems)
> Unfortunately, I no longer have a PC with a 5 1/4" floppy. I may be
> able to use one of the H89's drives, but that may take some time to
> move all that around.
> On 11/5/06, Harten <harten at injectstar.de> wrote:
>> In message <704e82240611041107y4f5ac9f6k23d8d88210cc5299 at mail.gmail.com>
>> you wrote:
>> > I'll be willing to make images, but I don't have any software to do
>> > that. The software I have (h89trans written by Dwight), only works
>> > with the hard-sectored controller. If there is some other software
>> > available that works for the soft-sectored disks, let me know. Which
>> > software are you using to reproduce the disks from images?
>> > Mark
>> The easiest way is ( and that's how i do it) to use a nativ old MS-DOS
>> (PC-clone) machine.
>> Why that? These old machines have 5.25" floppy drives (often called 360 K
>> and there is software for reading foreign disk formats.
>> In detail:
>> Hardware 286 / 386 / 486 are the best machines for backing up floppy
>> Not too fast 586 / pentium I will work also.
>> One 5.25" floppy drive with 40 tracks double sided (360 k) is
>> A 1.2 M HD floppy drive will be able to read 40 track disks,
>> but not to
>> write back.
>> Another important thing is the floppy-controller. Most common
>> cards will be able to read even single density disks. A 37C65
>> chip will read and write single density disks.
>> OS Native MS-DOS version 4.0 and above is the best choice.
>> Windows 95/98 started in DOS-Mode will work also.
>> Software TELEDISK is very easy to use and common. Images produced with
>> are called TD0 as this is the ending of the filenames
>> There are several versions of TELEDISK, which are all a bit
>> You have to try out which version works best on your hardware.
>> IMAGEDISK let you make more decisions on the way of reading the
>> and works also great for me.
>> I hope this will help You!
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