errors in disk images (was Kapro 10 format.com)
info at harrells.net
Thu Apr 19 08:35:03 CDT 2007
Yes that is the one I'm talking about. It was suppose to be system disk
two but it's plan.com(multiplan)more of an application. I do have the
new hard formatted and will let Dave what the problem is so we can
resolve it or just educate me. I'm doing the reload now so I'm off and
running I was able to find a hdskfmt program that did format it. I'm not
totally sure about the size or version so I'll get back to everyone with
k10. I did try the hdskfmt on disk one and it just failed after hitting
the new drive. It looked like it expected a formated hard drive and
found one that wasn't. This new one I used hit the drive and then
formated each track and then verified it. The HDSKFMT.COM on image disk
one I had used two times before on a failing drive and it never
formatted the drive and only verified the disk as all the files on the
drive were still there after it finished. The new(used) ST225 which I
got which was verified to be good and but needed a low level format. Let
me look into it more and I'll get back to everyone and in the mean time
I can offer help to other K10 users possibly . Ralph is sending me a
kayplus eprom to try so I'll be able to use the entire disk space. I
really need to get my S-100 eprom burner working.
As you indicated Dave one just made a image of there newer hard drive
system and not the older floppy system disk that came with the unit. I'm
glad to have the newer images as someone took alot of time creating
them. These are version G which I believe was the last version offered.
I'll create a image and sent it to you Dave and we can label it other
utilities maybe. I'll use your image program(IMD) and not the TD0 format
as that seem to be more stable
Dave Dunfield wrote:
>> > I have download the kaypro disks
>> > from dave's site and the system disk 2 is really multiplan.
>> It is REALLY REALLY important that you tell Dave, or other archivists
>> when errors are found in disc images.
>> One of the most difficult things to do is to verify that a distribution
>> disc still contains good copies of what it claims to on the label.
> Here Here! (Thats a Canadian way of saying absolutely, wholeheartedly,
> I agree, listen to what the smart man is saying).
> I've archived many disk sets for which I don't have a system to view
> the disk on, and in many cases I don't have the system up and running
> yet anyway (Archiving the disks is pretty much the FIRST thing that I
> do). In other cases, the disk images are submissions from others (much
> appreciated) and I have no way to verify their content.
> In general, it is best to correspond with me and I will do my best to
> rectify the problem - In this case I heard nothing, until I happened
> to notice Als comment.
> It might seem that the archive just makes and maintains itself, but
> the truth is that it just ain't so - No doubt you will find problems
> and errors ... sorry, but it's the best I can do given the funding
> ($0) and time requirements (lots). Best thing to do is be a part of
> it - let me in on the details, and we can work on improving it.
> For example, It would be helpful to know WHICH set of kaypro disks is
> in error, as I have several posted to the site. I've just gone through
> all four kaypro sets that I have posted with IMDV and found that the
> string 'multiplan' occurs only on the KAYII03.IMD image from the
> Kaypro 3*83 set, which is labled "CP/M application" - seems pretty
> reasonable to me.
> Disk 2 of the Kaypro10 set has "PLAN.COM" and "MP*.*" files which could
> be multiplan - but it also has several other programs. It is labeled
> "System disk 2", so perhaps it's the one you are talking about?
> The Kaypro10 archive was submitted by a third party (I don't have a K10,
> nor any disks for it) - I've never seen the original disk labels - judging
> by the organization of the README file, it appears that the disks were made
> from user areas on a hard drive, not from original install media. I really
> don't know how they are organized - perhaps the originator of the archive
> consided these "system files".
> I suspect that if you go through all the disk images, you will find the
> files that you need. It would be worthwhile to have information that I can
> add to the archive detailing what is found where and what is missing...
> (Hint - be a part of it!).
> Thats all the material I have, so I can't do much about the actual
> content, however I can insert notes into the README file indicating
> potentional problems, and asking for someone with a set of original
> Kaypro 10 install media to image them .. With luck we can improve on
> dave06a (at) Dave Dunfield
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