non-PC Floppy imaging

Dave Wade dave.g4ugm at
Sat Jan 6 04:42:49 CST 2018

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> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at] On Behalf Of Jon Elson
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> Sent: 06 January 2018 02:50
> To: Guy Sotomayor <ggs at>; General at;
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> Subject: Re: non-PC Floppy imaging
> On 01/05/2018 01:52 PM, Guy Sotomayor via cctalk wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I now have a number of uCode diskettes for my IBM 4331.  I would
> somehow like to image them so:
> > a) I have backups in case the floppies themselves go bad
> > b) be able to investigate their contents in case I have to “merge” the
> contents of multiple floppies to
> >       make a single good one
> >
> >
> Any possibility the 4331 can write to a floppy?  I know next to nothing of this
> hardware.  But, I know the VAX 11/780 really well. You could make copies of
> its console floppy on that drive, once the OS was up.

Yes it can, it writes error log data to the floppy. It’s a pity most of the operating guides to the 43xx boxes are lost which would be usefull as they will have instructions on how to back up the diskettes,

> Jon


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