Need good disk dump utility

Dan Williams williams.dan at gmail.com
Sat Apr 23 19:05:03 CDT 2005


On 4/24/05, Vintage Computer Festival <vcf at siconic.com> wrote:
> 
> I'm currently using Anadisk to dump disks into image files.  The problem
> is, Anadisk, like 22disk, is retarded.  If it hits an error it skips the
> sector but does not put a blank sector in the image file.  You have the
> option of placing a sector header before each sector, but for manipulating
> disk images, this is a piss poor way to mark missing sectors.  Anadisk
> also has the annoying habit of ignoring the start and finish cylinders and
> merrily proceeds to read the entire disk, relegating the need to ask you
> what cylinders you want dumped superfluous.
> 
> Is there anything in Linux that will dump a disk image and put blank space
> where bad sectors are?  It's not certain if dd does this.
> 
> I'm sick of the crap programming of others.  Must I write *EVERYTHING*
> myself?
> 
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> 
Can't really help you much, I've never tried to copy a disk with
errors before. But I've used these before, they mostly run on msdos or
linux. It also depends on what disks you're trying to copy.

fdcopy
teledisk
copyqm
apridisk
libdsk

Dan




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