Can anyone read a 360K 5.25" NON-IBM floppy for me?

From: Brad Parker <>
Date: Tue Oct 5 15:28:44 2004

Tom Jennings wrote:
>It's stored on a 360K 9-sector/track standard-formatted MSDOS
>diskette with the right fatID and all that, but it does NOT
>contain the IBM formatted crap in the boot sector that many
>PCDOS implementations require.

Have you tried making an image copy with linux? This would require
you to boot linux on a machine with that sort of drive, but you
should be able to make an image.

You might then be able to fix up the image with the linux suite "mtools"
and read the files off.

I have booted linux on 8mb 25mhz 386 machines w/5 1/4" drives for this
purpose. I did it from a single floppy (and used nfs, ok, as a file

Received on Tue Oct 05 2004 - 15:28:44 BST

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