Bitsavers.org UNIX PC *.IMD files to floppy procedure
- Would anyone be able to point me in the right direction for some procedures to correctly transfer the image from the .IMD files found here:Index of /bits/ATT/unixPC/system_software_3.51
to the 320k 5.25" floppies that the UNIX PC takes?
It's probably obvious, but I am still learning.
- The instructions get complicated if you are not comfortable working in the MS-DOS environment. Ask questions, but here is the procedure in broad strokes.
I downloaded a couple of the images from bitsavers.
I downloaded ImageDisk from http://www.classiccmp.org/dunfield/img/index.htm
I copied the imagedisk executable to a floppy.
I took the floppy over to the computer I use to make images. ( This machine is a basic Pentium III computer running MS-DOS (and several other operating systems))
I copied Imagedisk to the machine in it's own directory and expanded it using pkzip. This produced several files in that directory.
I added this directory to the search path and rebooted the computer.
I copied the images over to an empty directory.
I got several blank ds/dd diskettes from inventory.
I placed one in a DS/DD drive.
I ran the ImageDisk program and followed the prompts to create (write) a disk. Since I had a ds/dd drive I selected to not double step.
Now, ask questions about any step above that equates to "here there be magic" when you read it and someone will expand on my description.
I hope this helps.
- Thanks for this, Kelly.
I am fairly comfortable with the MS-DOS environment. That was where I started my programming career back in the early 90s.
Your instructions seem very straight forward. I'll dive into those tonight, and let you know how it goes.
- link to kelly and my presentation from vcf 8 on my website, as well as malcoln mccl.'s presentation from this past vcf. both detail img disk how to. bill vintagecomputer.org -- click directory link, scroll down page to vcf section.