Cromix, convert imd to disk?

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Richard Deane

Jun 13, 2021, 6:50:09 AM6/13/21
I am experiencing cromix under z8pack, cromemcosim.
How do I convert Marcus's IMD files to DSK to be able to load and view under cromix on z80pack?
What is the best conversion tool and is it automatic or do I need to know some config parameters?
E.g. working with disk 008wps.imd
Also same question for cdos.

cro memcos

Jun 13, 2021, 12:16:47 PM6/13/21

First the HxC product contains a virtual disk program that is able to read .IMD and write in a bzillion different formats

Also ...  IMDU.COM from Dave Dunfiled Imagedisk (ver 118) program


8. IMDU: ImageDisk Utility

       8.1 Introduction

          IMageDisk Utility  (IMDU)  allows you to manipulate ImageDisk .IMD
          files. The functions which can performed by IMDU are:

            - Display track/sector detail.
            - Compare two .IMD files.
            - Merge two .IMD files, extracting missing tracks and
              sectors from one to complete another.
            - Remove specific tracks/sides.
            - Translate the data rate values.
            - regenerate track data with a new interleave factor.
            - Compress/Expand "all same" sectors.
            - Convert .IMD file to raw binary .BIN format.
            - Extract, Append and Replace the image comment record.
   ImageDisk                                                        Page: 30

       8.2 Command line options

        Use: IMDU input-image [[merge-image] [output-image]] [options]

        opts:   /B                  - output Binary image
                /C                  - Compress "all-same" sectors
                /D                  - display track/sector Detail
                /E                  - Expand compressed sectors to full data
                /M                  - ignore Mode difference in merge/compare
                /NB                 - force Non-Bad data
                /ND                 - force Non-deleted data
                /Q                  - Quiet: supress warnings
                /Y                  - auto-Yes (no overwrite prompt)
                AC=file[.TXT]       - Append Comment from file      [none]
                EC=file[.TXT]       - Extract Comment to file       [none]
                F=xx                - missing sector Fill value     [00]
                IL=[1-99]           - reInterLeave(blank=BestGuess) [As read]
                RC=file[.TXT]       - Replace Comment from file     [none]
                T2=250/300/500      - 250khz Translate              [250]
                T3=250/300/500      - 300khz Translate              [300]
                T5=250/300/500      - 500khz Translate              [500]
                X=track[,to_track]  - eXclude entire track(s)       [None]
                X0=track[,to_track] - eXclude track(s) side 0 only  [None]
                X1=track[,to_track] - eXclude track(s) side 1 only  [None]

          In general, IMDU works by reading the input-image, and writing the
          output-image, performing whatever adjustments are specified by the


I mention the exact filenames so that on the github you can easily search for stuff.


And in the Linux world ....


(Oh and raw disk output i.e. binary would be .dsk format for imdu .com   )

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Richard Deane

Jun 14, 2021, 5:41:09 AM6/14/21
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Yes, but I don't know the format that Cromix desires. What would you choose?

I have HxC now installed on my Raspberry Pi, and none the wiser when I try to export because of the bewildering choice. I am trying to get 008WPS.IMD converted and configured to read is as drive b:

I am assuming that once I have the dsk file in correct format and set as disk in cromemcosim that I then do "mount fdb db" under cromix.

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