floppy disks?

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Sat Mar 9 22:44:14 UTC 2019


At Sat, 9 Mar 2019 21:29:23 +0000 "Ubuntu user technical support,  not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com> wrote:

> 
> 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.

That would be a VAX-11/780.

> 
> ///Peter
> 

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