On Fri, 6 Sep 2002, Tony Eros wrote:
I want to back up some 5.25" Xerox ViewPoint
installation diskettes, but I
don't have a working D-series system. Does anyone have a pointer as to
best way to make this happen? I thought I
remembered a utility out there
that did diskette bit-copies. Even better, if I could find a utility to
read the diskette and store it to some sort of image file that I could
onto CD, I could restore the software to diskette
What do you know about the disk format? FM v MFM? Bytes per
sector? Sectors per track?
IFF it is MFM, then is is POSSIBLE to duplicate it using a PC plus
appropriate software. Otherwise it will require significant hardware,
such as Central point option board, Catweasel, etc.
I have a Victor 9000 system in the computer barn
with a 5.25" drive. I
believe it's in running condition, though I haven't fired it up since I
it. IIRC, it runs some early version of MS-DOS
or possibly CP/M. Then
again, I think the Victor did some weird stuff with the diskette drive
speed to increase the amount of data it could write to a diskette.
also GCR and 96
If you want to try to copy Victor diskettes on a PC, FERGET IT!
If you want to copy Victor 9000 diskettes, do it on a Victor. NOTHING
That's what I recalled -- I guess I was thinking out loud about using the
There was one being offered on this list yesterday, by
Hmm, I'm sure I can track down a box with a
pair of 5.25" drives.
For copying the ViewPoint diskettes. At minimum, I need a system with a
5.25 floppy drive, otherwise I can't read the diskettes.
Maybe I could use my Hyperion?