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  • Chris M
    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
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 25, 2006
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      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.
      --- midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      <chrism3667@...> wrote:
      > Jim...the program has to have the ability to
      register
      > that particular formats info, sector by sector, bit
      by
      > 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
      to
      > use), and Dave is abundantly willing to respond to
      > questions and problems.
      > --- midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > <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
      UNIX
      > program DD. DD files
      > > usually has an img extension on the filename.
      > >
      > > Whatever the method, the goal of making a true
      image
      > 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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