floppy disks?

Peter Flynn peter at silmaril.ie
Sat Mar 9 21:29:23 UTC 2019


On 09/03/2019 02:54, Dave Stevens wrote:
> On Sat, 09 Mar 2019 13:12:33 +1100
> Karl Auer <kauer at biplane.com.au> wrote:
> 
>> Even worse, I also have some 8-inch floppies from ancient CPM days.
>>> Is there any way to read such floppies now?
> 
> for what it's worth, I suggest trying to find surviving S-100 bus
> users, of whom there are still a few. 8" was the ordinary diskette size
> at the time.

DEC VAX computers (the big IT Centre ones, not the pizza-box ones) used 
to boot from 8" floppies, and there are still some places running them, 
so you could find one and see if they can read it. I think there was a 
command to read CP/M format.

///Peter



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