Re: Re: Extracting files off “unknown” 8 inch disks. Any thoughts…

dwight dkelvey at
Thu Mar 23 08:37:34 CDT 2017

What kind of science lab?

There are a couple of different lab computers to do things like chemical analysis. It could be a number of different. things.


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Subject: Re: Re: Extracting files off “unknown” 8 inch disks. Any thoughts…

Thanks Guys,

Now I'm intimidated (-:

Just kidding....that's useful stuff Fred.  Thanks for taking the time to
type all that out.

I'll give it a go...and see what I can see.  If anything it's a good excuse
for me to wire the drive up.  I'd like to image those Panasonic disks one
day for posterity and at least I should be able to do that.

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 (-:


Terry (Tez)

On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 2:58 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk <
cctalk at> wrote:

> Once you've got sectors, speak up, and we'll give you more things to
>>> look at.
> On Wed, 22 Mar 2017, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
>> Fred, how about the image of a Compugraphic typesetter floppy I have?
>> It uses Hebrew for its code set.
>> Feel up to it?
> Nope.
> You're much better at it than I am.
> I was just trying to be encouraging, and suggesting some preliminary
> things that he could start with.
> Some disks were easy.
> And there were plenty that I never could figure out.
> --
> Grumpy Ol' Fred                 cisin at

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