On Sat, 31 Jul 1999, Richard Erlacher wrote:
It is a tough one, Dick. In dialogue with Chuck Guzis of Sydex some time
back he observed that there have been so many individual version of hard
sector formats that it would be quite difficult to make up a controller
and software that could read many of them. Similarly, making one for each
case as it came along would also be somewhat prohibitive.
I think, obviously, that if one knew the details of the format the
challenge would be made less.
Oddly enough, I've got nothing (controller) that
will read hard sectored
diskettes. That's probably your reason as well. With all the other fellows
out there who collect classic hardware, surely there's someone who could
read these and reduce the source files to a common distribution medium, e.g.
MSDOS 1.44 MB floppies, for you.
From: Joe <rigdonj(a)intellistar.net>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Saturday, July 31, 1999 8:27 AM
Subject: Re: 32 sector 8" floppies
At 08:41 AM 7/30/99 -0600, Richard wrote:
>SInce this stuff is source code, if you have the ability to read it with
ancient system, it might be well to look at the source files to
see what kind of FDC was supposed to be used.
I don't have anything that will read them. I tried them on a Compupro
but it puked bits all over the place! If you want to give it a shot I'll
send them to you.