Catweasel opinions, sources of info etc.

Randy McLaughlin cctalk at randy482.com
Wed Mar 9 13:00:01 CST 2005


From: "Dwight K. Elvey" <dwight.elvey at amd.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 12:34 PM
> >From: "Jim Leonard" <trixter at oldskool.org>
> ---snip---
> >I should note that, since FDI images are 100% exact bitwise dumps, they
aren't
> >exactly easy to read (they're not nice clean formatted-track-and-sector
images)
> >so getting them translated back to an actual floppy diskette is not
currently
> >possible (since nobody has written the software to do so yet).
> ---snip---
>
>  It is not a matter of software. It is a matter of hardware. Unless
> someone can comes up with a trick, the controller won't do it.
>
> Dwight

You might look at:

http://www.rothfus.com/SVD/

It uses a PIC.  It only has 256K of RAM right now but he is upgrading it to
1mb.

I'm looking into using an eZ80 and a Flash card.  By using track buffering
it is possible to emulate almost anything with very little RAM.


Randy




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