Working with Diskettes edit / delete

Good -- if very PC-centric -- overview of 80s floppy formats.

to archiving disk floppy pc retrocomputing ... on 03 September 2014

Ray Carlsen's Home Page edit / delete

Repair guides for all the Commodore 8-bit machines and many of the peripherals (disk drives, monitors).

to 6502 8bit c128 c16 c64 commodore disk electronics monitor psu repair retrocomputing ... on 05 August 2014

MFM Disk Reader/Emulator edit / delete

Reading MFM hard disks with a BeagleBone Black. This suggests that a similar strategy would work for floppies.

to archiving beaglebone disk electronics embedded hard-disk imaging mfm retrocomputing ... on 05 February 2014

AMIGA RPI DRIVE edit / delete

I'd been wondering if you could use a Raspberry Pi for floppy archiving, by getting the DMA engine to sample an input pin. This appears to be doing the same thing in the other direction (emulating a floppy drive), so I'll add that to the to-do list...

to amiga disk emulation floppy imaging raspberry-pi retrocomputing ... on 01 December 2013

How to identify an unknown disk using Fdutils edit / delete

Pretty good description of how to use the Linux raw floppy command interface to read unusual floppies. (Presumably useful for other floppy command interfaces.)

to disk floppy imaging retrocomputing ... on 14 January 2013

Amiga group Action's Brief News! edit / delete

In 1995, they would have been a cracking group; these days they produce WHDLoad patches for games. Lots of interesting technical detail about how to reverse-engineer game bootloaders.

to amiga assembler cracking disk pirate retrocomputing reverse-engineering software ... on 09 January 2013

The X-Copy Shrine edit / delete

The classic Amiga disk-copying tool -- I remember using the early versions of this in the very early 90s... I had no idea there were Christmas versions. Or internationalised versions. Including a Bavarian translation.

to amiga disk retrocomputing software xcopy ... on 13 December 2012 Shake edit / delete

A userspace defragmenter -- saves me from having to implement that idea!

to disk filesystem linux software ... on 11 June 2006

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