Well, there's MFM and there's MFM... ----- Original Message ----- From: "William Levak" <wlevak@SDF.ORG> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2014 1:31 AM Subject: Re: CBM900 hard disk timeout On Tue, 26 Aug 2014, Micha~B Pleban wrote: > Hello! > > William Levak wrote: > >> There are utility programs that will read any sector on a hard drive >> directly, ignoring the directory and partition tables. I don't have one >> that works on SASI drives. > > More precisely, this is not a SASI drive. This is a MFM drive, attached > to a SASI-to-MFM controller, attached to some kind of DMA-to-SASI > interface. The drive itself is a plain old MFM disk. > > Therefore I ordered a MFM ISA controller, and I will try the procedures > you mentioned above when it arrives. I do have a routine that reads MFM. I also have a routine that does low level format on MFM. An old copy of Norton Utilities should work also. email@example.com SDF Public Access UNIX System - http://sdf.lonestar.org Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2014-08-28 18:00:02
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