Archival preservation of software
ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Sun Oct 21 05:26:04 CDT 2007
On 10/21/07, Gordon JC Pearce <gordonjcp at gjcp.net> wrote:
> Just on that note, there's a problem I've been struggling with for a
> while. I'm trying to capture disk images for an Ensoniq Mirage sampler,
> which uses a slightly odd format - five sectors of 1024 bytes followed
> by one sector of 512 bytes.
> I can read the disks with piece of software intended for a similar piece
> of equipment, I ought to be able to write them but haven't tested this,
> but I can't format them.
> Now at the moment this isn't a huge problem, because I've got working
> formatter disks for the Mirage - you boot up the appropriate disk, stick
> a blank in, and it will format it. However, to write to the disk you
> need to have a format on it in the first place, so you can't write a
> formatter disk without having a formatted disk... Chicken and egg.
I'll be curious to hear about any future progress. I, too, have a
Mirage, and a box of sample disks, but I don't know if I have any
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