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Offline Ansarya

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Questions about properly dumping IBM PC disk images
« on: September 04, 2021, 10:57:42 AM »
I have a whole bunch of old IBM 3.5" floppies and a smaller collection of 5.25" disks and a bunch of CDs. I have four questions:

I understand the old standard was making dumps using WinImg is this still the case and are there any non-default settings to use?

What should I use for dumping the CDs into isos? (also what settings to use with that tool)

Does anyone know where to get a USB 5.25" disk drive? (Or maybe one that uses sata or some other arrangement that works with a modern computer so I can dump these disks)

What about taking pictures of the disks to preserve the labels, is there a guide or forum explaining this and the procedures for doing so? (Also boxes and manuals)
« Last Edit: September 04, 2021, 11:02:30 AM by Ansarya »



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Re: Questions about properly dumping IBM PC disk images
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2021, 07:30:40 PM »
1) Not sure if it makes a difference how you reach an ISO, when talking about PC disks without disk protection.

2) 5.25" drive. I suspect you can find in e-bay. As to how to connect it on a motherboard without the appropriate bus, maybe use a USB flux reader like https://github.com/keirf/Greaseweazle .

3) The manuals definitely fit the TOSEC PIX project, but not sure about the rest. Wouldn't be bad to preserved them though.
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Re: Questions about properly dumping IBM PC disk images
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2021, 02:49:32 AM »
Thank you NLS!

I guess the main question remaining is do we still use WinImg to rip the 3.5" disks? Any special (ie, not default) settings?