32 sector 8" floppies

From: Don Maslin <donm_at_cts.com>
Date: Sat Jul 31 13:38:05 1999

On Sat, 31 Jul 1999, Richard Erlacher wrote:

It is a tough one, Dick. In dialogue with Chuck Guzis of Sydex some time
back he observed that there have been so many individual version of hard
sector formats that it would be quite difficult to make up a controller
and software that could read many of them. Similarly, making one for each
case as it came along would also be somewhat prohibitive.

I think, obviously, that if one knew the details of the format the
challenge would be made less.
                                                 - don

> Oddly enough, I've got nothing (controller) that will read hard sectored
> diskettes. That's probably your reason as well. With all the other fellows
> out there who collect classic hardware, surely there's someone who could
> read these and reduce the source files to a common distribution medium, e.g.
> MSDOS 1.44 MB floppies, for you.
> Dick
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe <rigdonj_at_intellistar.net>
> To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
> <classiccmp_at_u.washington.edu>
> Date: Saturday, July 31, 1999 8:27 AM
> Subject: Re: 32 sector 8" floppies
> >At 08:41 AM 7/30/99 -0600, Richard wrote:
> >>
> >>SInce this stuff is source code, if you have the ability to read it with
> one
> >>or another ancient system, it might be well to look at the source files to
> >>see what kind of FDC was supposed to be used.
> >
> > I don't have anything that will read them. I tried them on a Compupro
> >but it puked bits all over the place! If you want to give it a shot I'll
> >send them to you.
> >
> > Joe
> >
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