Re: Transfer 8050 disks (was: PET 2001 Fix)

From: Anders Carlsson <>
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 14:34:46 +0100
Message-ID: <00d301ca799d$8a49f710$>
Hello again,

On November 27, I wrote:

> best or easiest way to archive 8050 formatted floppy disks?

> PET 3032 / 4032 / 8032-SK / CBM 610 / CBM 710
> Drives: 2031 / 8050 / 8250 / 8250LP / 1541-II
> Interfaces 2: C2N232I, uIEC/SD (with CBM 610 patch), XM1541

I just realized the cbmlink software (used with C2N232I etc) has a feature 
to transfer whole disks, option -dr. However I haven't checked or lookup up 
if cbmlink will support 8x50 drives or only knows about 1541, 1571 and 1581 
drives. Perhaps Marko or Olaf remembers, without digging deep into the 
source code?

If this option would work, it seems to be my best solution for the moment 
being. It would require me to wire up either a PET, CBM-II or theoretically 
a VIC-20 with the IEEE interface, a 8050 drive in one end and the C2N232I 
with standard serial cable in the other end.

Steve Gray's suggestion using CBMXfer probably also is a working path, but I 
don't have a DB25-to-9 pin converter or serial cable readily available.

Best regards

Anders Carlsson

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