Re: Extracting files off “unknown” 8 inch disks. Any thoughts…
cube1 at charter.net
Thu Mar 23 02:17:39 CDT 2017
> On Mar 22, 2017, at 23:08, Chuck Guzis via cctech <cctech at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>> On 03/22/2017 08:39 PM, Terry Stewart via cctalk wrote:
>> Chuck, in the highly likely event of the formats NOT being common
>> CP/M or DOS ones (i.e. ones I could probably manage), I'll give these
>> guys your email (-:
> Here's what I would do in your situation.
> If the disks are hard-sectored, forget it, unless you have the system
> that wrote them.
Not necessarily. For example, I have used a Catweasel board to recover hard sectored Data General floppies. But it is certainly much harder, particularly if the format is not known in advance.
> If they're soft-sectored, dig through your pile of PC "tweeners" using
> Dave Dunfield's "TestFDC" and see if you can find one that does
> Then hook your 8" drive to the PC and use his ImageDisk to grab a copy.
> That way, you can tinker with the image to figure out what's going on.
> Failing that, you can pass the image to the list here and see if it
> rings any bells.
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