Creating an 8-inch floppy from 3.5-inch Teledisk image
glen.slick at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 21:21:34 CDT 2007
On 3/23/07, Richard Lynch <richardlynch3 at tx.rr.com> wrote:
> I ran into this file a few years back and wasn't able to do much with it. I
> later created my own Altos floppy images using both Teledisk and Imagedisk.
> I'll send them to you offlist for you to try out.
> Richard Lynch
I have an ACS8000-7 dual floppy and an ASC8000-10 floppy / hard drive.
On both of them I get the monitor prompt to insert a floppy for
autoboot (the -10 fails the hard drive boot first). I tried creating
floppies from ACSBTMD1.IMD and DIAG26K.IMD and I don't get any
indication that anything is happening on either system with either
floppy. No additional output on the terminal and it doesn't appear
that the floppy is seeking at all.
I don't know for certain that the floppy drives are actually working
on either system other than the motors running. I got them as-is a
couple of years ago with no boot floppies and no way to create boot
floppies at the time.
I suppose I could pull the drives and attach them to the PC I used to
write the floppies and see if I can read the floppies back ok. That
sounds too much work like work instead of fun for this evening.
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