XENIX Distribution Disks

From: Eric J. Korpela <korpela_at_ssl.berkeley.edu>
Date: Fri May 30 13:12:00 2003

> OK. I've got an ftp server lined up, can even put them on CD's and duplicate
> a batch on scrap discs (don't ask, I was trying to calibrate a termal CD
> printer). The big question:
> What is the best tool to create the disk images? Rawread/rawwrite? dd? cpio?
> something else? The easiest thing for me is either dd under linux or raw
> read under MSDOS (like the linux boot discs). I have lots of 5.25" disc
> drives laying around. All I have to do is hook one up.

dd under linux should do the job just fine. You might even be able to mount
these disks under linux, but I'm not sure why you'd want to.

> I'd rather not create the 8" discs myself. The media on them seems to peel
> off onto the head if you have cheap ones. Then I have to take the drive
> apart, clean the head... since I've already copied most down to 5.25 (I
> still have to do mbasic, multiplan, and Profile 16+), I will make images
> from the 5.25" discs as time permits and put them up on a public ftp server
> for a while.

Great, thanks!

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