On 10/1/21 5:04 PM, David Schmidt via cctalk wrote:
On 10/1/21 1:00 PM, Chuck Guzis<cclist at
Got a small batch (8) of Victor 9000 floppies,
MSDOS ca. 1985.?? I
really don't want to write a decoder for such a small batch--I've got
other things on the burner right now.?? Anyone want to take a crack at
transferring the data??? (Funds available).
I don't have a Victor (looked for one for a while, and man, are they
heavy) because I have a couple of large-ish batch of disks here as well.
?I read them and have "triangular," Chuck Peddle-esque images, but not
sure how to get something like mtools to understand a triangular image.
?So I understand the motivation to just Kermit the files over to
something more sane. :-)
That's basically it--I can read the transitions and probably figure out
the GCR, but the zoned recording is going to take some work--taken all
together, more work than I'm willing to put in for a one-time job. I've
got some pressing medical issues and don't really have the time to
dedicate for this.
A working Vicky would solve the problem, but I understand that not many
have survived in working condition. Funny--I used to pass the plant in
Scotts Valley off of highway 17 on my way to the coast.