Archival preservation of software

e.stiebler emu at
Sun Oct 21 08:21:52 CDT 2007

Gordon JC Pearce wrote:
> Now at the moment this isn't a huge problem, because I've got working
> formatter disks for the Mirage - you boot up the appropriate disk, stick
> a blank in, and it will format it.  However, to write to the disk you
> need to have a format on it in the first place, so you can't write a
> formatter disk without having a formatted disk... Chicken and egg.

But you could format it, if you would have a bit image of a formatted 
disk. (preferably take the bit image of a freshly formatted disk, and 
hope for no bad block)

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