Jay Jaeger cube1 at
Thu Aug 26 14:51:36 CDT 2021

On 8/25/2021 5:58 PM, Mike Loewen via cctalk wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Aug 2021, Dennis Boone via cctalk wrote:

>     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 will not - but it has nothing to do with the cabling.  I already 
tried with my catweasel.  I was able to read flux, but between the hard 
sectoring and (possibly) different meta markers for the floppy sectors, 
the .scp file is useless.  I just got my Cypress board for a fluxengine 
in the mail yesterday, but haven't set it up yet - maybe tomorrow.  The 
website for fluxengine indicates it ought to work.

>     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.

That was what I did back years ago.

> Mike Loewen                mloewen at
> Old Technology      


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