binarydinosaurs at gmail.com
Sat Jul 14 15:43:44 CDT 2018
>>Does anyone have any experience with the GoTEK SFR1M44-U100 floppy drive
emulator that reads ""images from a USB flash drive?
I love them, I see FlashFloppy has also been mentioned which is also
excellent. Keir Fraser (flashfloppy) is constantly updating it to add new
support for formats suggested by folk either on the facebook group or on
the github repository. It will support a lot of image formats natively and
can be configured as IBM or Shugart interface though only as DS0 or DS1.
They've let me bring a lot of my collection back to life.
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On 14 July 2018 at 18:13, Grant Taylor via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> On 07/13/2018 09:44 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
>> Actually, given that allocation is in fixed units, it would be pretty
>> simple to plug in a valid partition table and dummy FAT32 filesystem image
>> with the disk space pre-allocated on the USB flash.
> I would want to likely use mount the discrete images as file systems
> directly. So if they were considered partitions and had /dev entries for
> them, I could just mount them directly.
> In fact, one of the tricks I found was to use a special mount command that
> did that with parameters.
> mount -o loop,offset=$[15*1536]k,sizelimit=1440k /dev/sdb1 /mnt/tmp
> I've got to say that I really like the idea / knowledge that loopback
> devices can be constrained to a part of a file / device. IMHO that could
> come in handy accessing partitions within a whole drive image (via dd).
> There are more details in a comment on the following page:
> Link - Review: GoTek System SFR1M44-U100K USB 1000 Floppy Disk Emulator
> - http://goughlui.com/2013/05/19/review-gotek-system-sfr1m44-
> But I'd look at the alternative firmware--it may well use a standard
>> filesystem scheme.
> I am planing on trying the FlashFloppy firmware.
> I also ordered the OLED display. ;-)
> Grant. . . .
> unix || die
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