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Forrest Aldrich <for...@forrie.com
>Here's an idea, I wonder if I can dump the images from Linux if I can in
>turn mount those same images under the OS then pull off the data?
Assuming you weren't using the DOS filesystem support on the 3b1 you can't
mount since stock Linux doesn't support the filesystem. There is a driver
you can build that does allow mounting. I was using it for hard
drive images but I think it works for floppies also. If I remember the install
disks are cpio archives without filesystem.
Since driver interface to Linux changes frequently it may be fiddly to get
it to work with any particular release.
You can image the disks with Linux but need to be careful. There is a large
colletion of 3b1 10 sector disks around that only 9 sectors were read so
The non Linux images tools seem to be a little easier to use.
If you are going to try this I can dig up my notes on how to do this under
Linux. You will need a computer that still has a floppy port. Last I herd
there was talk of dropping Linux floppy support but someone stepped up to be
maintainer so its good for now.