[rescue] FTP site for archive of _all_ old platforms on
compoobah at valleyimplants.com
Sat Jun 16 22:49:04 CDT 2007
> As a way of promoting contributions, one thing you might consider is
> software and instructions for cloning floppies, making disk images from
> floppies, etc. I have a number of old OSes on various kinds of
> and the hardware to read those floppies. I'm sure I'm not alone in my
> having all sorts of old stuff of which I cannot make transmitable
Dave Dunfield's ImageDisk is very good at this
Dave is very active in the hobby of maintaining and repairing old
machines, and ImageDisk uses a open format and has source available so
it will be around for a long time.
For tapes, there's always tapeutils
and the old standby dd. I have a hacked-together script to automate
working with multipart dd
images. When archiving tapes, I try to get one image (either dd or
tapeutil) and, if possible, extracted files in a format that doesn't
require tapes to access (distcp them off of SGI inst-tapes, rbak from
Apollo tapes/wbak to files, etc.) Sometimes this isn't needed (tar,
cpio, Sun-install tapes).
CD-ROMs can have dd-images made, and paper tape also has various
archiving systems (look at the PDP-8 and -11 emulator pages).
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