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

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Fri May 5 12:49:59 CDT 2017

On 05/05/2017 10:24 AM, Jon Elson via cctalk wrote:

> If you can read the first block on track zero, it will probably make
> it clear what the file system is.

I apologize for being dense in this discussion, but it's pretty clear
that the disks are RX02 "double density" (I hesitate to call them MFM),
as that might confuse them with the System/3 MFM that's pretty much a
standard) and not readable by any hardware that the OP has.  As far as I
can tell, the donors no longer own a VAX equipped to read them.

The file system used is therefore of only peripheral importance, is it not?


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