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Old 02-12-2017, 07:11 AM   #1
qrange
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fdutils, format exotic floppy


I'm trying to format/copy a diskette, reading a original works fine with these:

fdrawcmd read 0 0 0 17 3 0 0x1b 0xff length=5120 rate=2 need_seek track=0 >>n.raw
fdrawcmd read 4 0 1 17 3 0 0x1b 0xff length=5120 rate=2 need_seek track=0 >>n.raw

fdrawcmd read 0 1 0 17 3 0 0x1b 0xff length=5120 rate=2 need_seek track=1 >>n.raw
fdrawcmd read 4 1 1 17 3 0 0x1b 0xff length=5120 rate=2 need_seek track=1 >>n.raw

fdrawcmd read 0 2 0 17 3 0 0x1b 0xff length=5120 rate=2 need_seek track=2 >>n.raw
...

But I couldn't find parameters for 'fdrawcmd format' or 'superformat' or 'setfdprm', can someone help?
Thanks.
 
Old 02-12-2017, 10:35 AM   #2
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These might help
http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/...rformat.1.html
http://www.fdutils.linux.lu/disk-id.html
 
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Old 02-12-2017, 11:16 AM   #3
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thanks, but I've been reading them without success. All I managed is the above 'readonly' with fdrawcmd. I need to copy it to new diskette, can't do it without formatting first.
 
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If you just want to duplicate a disk dd should work.

What is the format for these disks? There might be an emulator for the operating system that created them. For example, I use an emulator for the Sinclair QL and that would enable me to format QDOS floppies if I had a working floppy drive.
 
Old 02-13-2017, 03:43 PM   #5
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nope dd can't work without setfdprm.
nevermind, I've solved it.
 
  


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