Cromix, convert imd to disk?

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Richard Deane

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Jun 13, 2021, 6:50:09 AM6/13/21
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Hi, 
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.
Richard 

cro memcos

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

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

From IMD.TXT

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
          options.



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

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And in the Linux world ....    https://github.com/keirf/Disk-Utilities



m

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





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Richard Deane

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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.

Richard
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