reading ADFS floppies from alien hardware
Is there any sensible way to read old ADFS floppies from linux running
on x86 hardware? ADFS support has been in the kernel for many years,
but I believe that there is a problem driving the floppy disk controller.
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On Wed, 06 Sep 2006 14:57:32 +1000, "Peter D." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Is there any sensible way to read old ADFS floppies from linux running
>on x86 hardware? ADFS support has been in the kernel for many years,
>but I believe that there is a problem driving the floppy disk cont...LibDsk: reading ADFS floppies on Linux
I want to image my collection of ADFS floppies before bit-rot turns them all
unreadable. But I don't fancy the idea of tying up the Risc PC to image
several hundred floppies so I can't get on with other work. The other Acorn
machines are also out, which leaves me with a Win95 or a Linux box to do
I'm trying to use libdsk on the Linux box to read some E format floppies.
dsktrans -otype raw -format acorn800 /dev/fd0 disc.image
but this only works some of the time on my small selection of test floppies.
Some floppies it images fine, whilst others it ...read adfs under linux
It's many years since I've had a working RISC OS machine. Inow find a
need to re-visit some of my old work, stored on ADFS floppies. Can
anyone here advise me whether any linux utility exists for reading such
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on 21 Nov 2015 Tony van der Hoff wrote:
> It's many years since I've had a working RISC OS machine. Inow find a
> need to re-visit some of my old work, stored on ADFS floppies. Can
> anyone here advise me whether any linux utility exists for reading such
> dis...Floppies read by Windows but not by Linux
Why can some of my older floppies, newly written on with
my vintage Sony Mavica camera, be read by Windows XP but
not by Linux? All I know at this point is that formatting
is not at issue.
Charles Packer wrote:
> Why can some of my older floppies, newly written on with
> my vintage Sony Mavica camera, be read by Windows XP but
> not by Linux? All I know at this point is that formatting
> is not at issue.
Might be a physical drive issue, or simply that Linux hasn't got the
right FAT drivers installed.
...Reading dos floppy under Linux
How can I read dos floppies under SUSE Linux ?
If I remember correctly Slackware had commands like dos dir, dos cp to serve
this purpose. What is available under SUSE ?
On Thu, 26 Jan 2006 01:01:42 GMT, paul
> How can I read dos floppies under SUSE Linux ?
> If I remember correctly Slackware had commands like dos dir, dos cp to serve
> this purpose. What is available under SUSE ?
The commands dosdir, doscp, etc. are part of the mtools package. You
can use that or you ...OT: How to read an ADFS harddrive under Linux (x86)?
Sorry, this is pretty off topic - but I figured this was the most
likely place to have anyone who knew how this worked!
I've recently started looking into Linux and have Mandrake installed on
my PC. I'd like to transfer the (zipped) contents of my RiscPC harddisc
onto my x86 PC. With some googling I've come across a handful of
references to "being able to read ADFS under Linux", but nothing which
actually tells you how to do it!
I'd be grateful for any pointers.
Thanks a lot,
> Hi All,
> Sorry, this is pr...Linux, Linux, Linux
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If you have any oldmap ADFS disks or image files (i.e. S,M,L, or D
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run Linux, then I'd appreciate feedback on my Fuse module to
enable the filesystems to be read natively.
Although you may want to look at
...Reading old IIe floppies without Apple Hardware
I have a box of 5�" floppies that were used in a IIe system back in the
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Is there any easy way to get the contents of the disks? I was looking
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Just to let people know, I have found a *BUG* In minix 3. Minix 3 cannot
read floppy disks formatted under linux (no matterwhat options you pass to
mkfs.minix, or vise versa. FYI I always build my Linux kernel with minix
filesystem support, because you never know when it will be useful.
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Does it works with minix version 2. I mean floppy formated on minix
accessable on Linux.
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hi all. We're planning to migrate several linux servers, with applications
installed (like oracle, etc.) , onto another newer hardware, which I am to
install linux (preferably an updated distro version) as well.
I'm a bit of newbie, but what I imagine is that instead of installing on the
new machines from scratch -- OS plus apps plus accompanying data -- which
would take too much time, can I install an updated version of linux distro
first, and then after that, just copy all the directories in the original
box that are not dependent on the OS (such as /var, /home, /etc, /usr, ...)?
W...USB floppy that reads LD floppies
It says it wont read HFS/ProDOS 720KB disks.
JWolf6589 <email@example.com> wrote:
> It says it wont read HFS/ProDOS 720KB disks.
Yes, and that's definitely a problem for the people for whom it's a
problem. However, not's absolutely not a problem for the people for
whom it's not a problem. So, I can say that if this presents a problem
to you, then you have a problem, but if it doesn't present a problem to
you, then at least in this regard you're problem-free. Thanks for
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