Re: 1581 shipping (was: )

From: Marko Mäkelä (
Date: 2005-06-17 09:08:43

On Fri, Jun 17, 2005 at 08:42:23AM +0200, Spiro Trikaliotis wrote:
> Hello Tim,
> (damn.... I am sure I had a subject line in place. Where did it go?)

It was a Subhect line, not Subject.

> Anyway, for the long run, I'd like to add 1581 support into d64copy (of
> cbm4linux/cbm4win).

That's a good idea, because the 3.5" floppy drive seems to be
disappearing from PCs.  It's kind of funny that PC hardware and software
becomes obsolete so soon.  An example: In 1995 to 1998, I made some backups
on 230MB magneto-optical disks using a SCSI-based drive.  I couldn't get
the cheap 8-bit ISA SCSI adapter to work in Linux 2.4, and some disks
were formatted with xiafs, which was last supported by the 2.0 kernel.
Luckily, a friend of mine had very old Debian GNU/Linux installation CDs
lying around, and we managed to rescue the data.  That was two years ago,
only 6-7 years after the disks were originally written.


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