Archiving MFM and RLL drives (Was: Re: Default password for Pick system on an AT?)

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Fri Jun 17 00:42:32 CDT 2005

On Thu, 16 Jun 2005, Richard Beaudry wrote:

> Heresy, I know, but I don't have a Linux box :-)...  Also, please
> don't tell me "you ought to set one up" ... I don't wish to fan
> advocacy flames, so let's just drop it there.

No advocacy flames required.  It's a little bit of work but the tools you
get with Linux far outweigh the trouble involved in setting up a system.

> Would something like Ghost work?  I've never tried it on small, old drives.

I'm not sure, but dd does.

> I do have a DOS box (p-133), so if there's some DOS/WIN 3.1 utility to
> do the same thing, I could use that ....

Probably.  I wouldn't know off-hand.


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