On Wed, 25 Aug 2021, Dennis Boone via cctalk wrote:
On Wed, 24 Aug 2021, Mike Loewen via cctalk wrote:
Back in the 2007 time frame, Andrew Lynch had written a utility to read
Vector Graphic hard-sectored diskettes on a Catweasel board. Called
"CWVG", does anyone have a copy of the program?
The program doesn't appear to have made it onto vector-archive.org
I'll add to Jay's comment about 100 tpi floppies: there was a Tandon
model (100-4M?) that did 100 tpi also. Of both the M and T models are
Indeed, the two Micropolis drives on my Vector 1 are the 1043-2 (master)
and 1023-II (slave). Both are 100tpi, single-sided. The S100 controller is the
Micropolis FDC. I haven't had time to find out if they work.
As a few of the signals on the 34-pin connector are different than the
Shugart layout, I'm considering making up a custom cable and connecting it to
my Catweasel MK4+. I have a utility from Andrew Lynch called "cwns", which
is a modified version of "cw2dmk" to read Northstar hard-sector (10 SPT)
diskettes. I might be able to modify that to read the VG 16 SPT diskettes, if
the 1043-2 will work with the Catweasel.
It's been pointed out that I could write something for the Vector 1 to read
diskettes and transfer the contents out the serial port. I'd rather attack it
from the point of my media imaging system, and there is
a literal shoebox full
of diskettes to image.
Mike Loewen mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
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