when it comes time for a particular set of disks to be
imaged, its best to first either a)talk to someone
with a tried and true system, or b)send the disks to
someone with a tried and true system, which very well
could be Dave D., depending on how
critical/peculiar/rare those particular disks are. Be
skeered, be very askeered. Ive seen disks that were so
touchy that after only doing a directory scan...the
disk was afterwards unreadable! If youre unsure, best
not to touch them.
> Jim...the program has to have the ability to
> that particular formats info, sector by sector, bit
> bit. There are some WEIRDO formats out there. Things
> can often CHANGE from sector to sector, like
> interleave. Dave Dunfield rewrote some portion of
> ImageDisk to deal with the Tandy 6Ks peculiarities.
> ImageDisk may not be as mature as others (Teledisk,
> Xenocopy, etc.), but its there, its free (and legal
> use), and Dave is abundantly willing to respond to
> questions and problems.
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> <jscheef@...> wrote:
> > Kelly, Chris and all,
> > If the goal is to make an image of the disk,
> wouldn't that mean a sector by
> > sector copy? That way you get everything, the boot
> sector, hidden files, etc,
> > etc. There are many DOS implementations of the
> program DD. DD files
> > usually has an img extension on the filename.
> > Whatever the method, the goal of making a true
> is to have a file that
> > can be given to someone with a different machine
> where the disk can be
> > reproduced. The new disk should then pass a
> bit-by-bit disk comparison to the
> > original and if it does, it will be bootable.
> > Jim
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