R: Re: 3.5 floppy imaging
supervinx at libero.it
Sun May 17 09:50:04 CDT 2015
The only reason I guess is that they're bootable disks. Otherwise a simple filecopy is more than enough :)
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Da: Fred Cisin <cisin at xenosoft.com>
Data:17/05/2015 16:40 (GMT+01:00)
A: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Oggetto: Re: 3.5 floppy imaging
> If they are just plain old dos format (DD or HD) dd under linux will do
IF they are just plain old DOS format (DD or HD), then COPY will do.
IF they are just plain old DOS format (DD or HD), then there is no reason
IF they are just plain old DOS format (DD or HD), then the files are all
IF they are NOT just plain old DOS format (DD or HD), THEN there might be
reason to image, such as if they are some unknown and not understood
format, and the files can not be extracted, or there is reason to believe
that there is some form of information in the structure and format of the
disk that should be preserved, such as system tracks on CP/M disks, etc.
Or, if they are copy-protected, and stuff other than the files needs to be
preserved to be able to use the files. 'Course then, your "imaging"
methods are not likely to work, anyway.
But, IF they are just plain old DOS format (DD or HD),
then there is NO information other than the file content on the disks.
If you format a 3.5" disk in a DOS/Windoze machine, and copy some file
onto it, . . .
Could you please explain to me WHY you would want an "image" of that disk?
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