Archiving floppies?

From: John Foust <>
Date: Sat Sep 22 19:06:04 2001

At 06:10 PM 9/22/01 -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:
>On September 22, Gordon Zaft wrote:
>> Does anyone have any recommendations on software (preferably free) for
>> archiving old DOS floppies? What I'd like to do is to be able to make disk
>> images of all (okay, maybe just 'many') of the old DOS floppies I have so
>> that if they disks get trashed or the bits fall off I can remake 'em. I'm
>> assuming I'd probably be making these archives from a Windoze box although
>> DOS or even FreeBSD or Linux is a possibility.
> I'd just dd(1) them from to a file, gzip them, and save the disk

When I archived my collection of PC 5 1/4s a while back,
I choose to use .zip archives. Unless the disks have a
boot sector or are non-FAT, do you really need a disk image?

On the other hand, I can't help but think some crafty hacker
must've created a device driver for a PC that'll mount a
floppy image as if it were an actual floppy.

- John
Received on Sat Sep 22 2001 - 19:06:04 BST

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