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

Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at
Fri May 5 14:58:00 CDT 2017

Well, the probably do when your doing it for fun.


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

On 5/5/2017 2:33 PM, Fred Cisin via
cctalk wrote:
> On Fri, 5 May 2017, Bill Gunshannon
> via cctalk wrote:
>> But I thought the problem was that
>> most disk controllers can't do RX02.
>> Everybody doesn't have a Catweasel or
>> Cryoflux.
> That's right.
> Chuck's suggestion would require that
> somebody who has a flux-transition
> device (Catweasel, Kryoflux, Central
> Point Option board, etc.) would have
> to do the sector imaging.
> Well, or, . . .
> somebody who has an RX02 setup, such
> as you or Allison, could image the
> sectors, instead of copying the
> files,  which might be appropriate if
> it turns out that the OS that these
> were created with is unavailable.
> How many operating systems use RX02?

In case not everyone noticed, but
Terry's already given up on this.

It is not necessary to become challenged
by and read every mystery disk in the
entire world.  Things that are
forgotten, probably don't deserve all
this attention.

- J.

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