What to Do with a PS/2?

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Tue Jan 26 12:09:10 CST 2016

On 01/26/2016 06:30 AM, Liam Proven wrote:
> On 26 January 2016 at 06:24, Mark J. Blair <nf6x at nf6x.net> wrote:
>> So I think my next challenge is to figure out how to write out 1.8M
>> XDF floppies from the installation floppy images. Maybe I can find
>> a utility to write them from DOS? I have a 386 clone running MS-DOS
>> 6.22 that I use for running ImageDisk.
> Should work. Even a DOS shell under Windows should, I think. They're
> just 1.4MB disks with some extra sectors per track and tracks --
> pushing the spec a little, not different hardware.

Just remember that a USB floppy is the wrong kit to use to do this. 
They embody firmware that knows only 3 fixed formats:  9x512, 18x512 and 
8x1024 (sectors x bytes per sector).  You need an honest-to-gosh legacy 
floppy and controller.   Not as convoluted as MS DMF format, but not 
USB-compatible in any case.


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