Making images - Alternatives to Disk Manager?

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Por NYYRIKKI

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29-11-2007, 13:20

I practically know nothing about Linux, but I suggest you to check "mount"-command man-pages. I've heard something about loop back mounting. Am I totally lost?

Por konamiman

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29-11-2007, 13:59

Yeah, in Linux you can mount a disk image by using the "-o loop" switch on the mount command. Additionally, it is easy to convert a physical diskette to a disk image and vice versa with the dd command. Linux rocks! Big smile

Por konamiman

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29-11-2007, 14:02

About dd, if I remember correctly, to convert a diskette to a disk image file you do:

dd if=/dev/fd0 of=filename.dsk

and for the reverse process, exchange if and of. ("if"="input file" and "of"="output file", I guess)

Por Skyblasc

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29-11-2007, 17:08

Yeah, in Linux you can mount a disk image by using the "-o loop" switch on the mount command. Additionally, it is easy to convert a physical diskette to a disk image and vice versa with the dd command. Linux rocks! Big smile

So, if I mount a MSX .dsk with -o loop option in ( for example) /mnt/msxfloppy, I should be able to list the contents, copy from the linux machine to the dsk image and viceversa?

That would be great!!! I've been looking for this for a loong time Big smile

Por JohnHassink

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29-11-2007, 19:34

This new Disk Explorer looks like a good program, but I get the same problem as with the other two;

Files are damaged. For instance, I get a lot of

"Direct statement in file"

with files that used to work normally.

...So it must be this system after all. Sad

Por Jipe

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29-11-2007, 19:56

are you in good tail of FDD
if you copy a 360k 1DD floppy on a 720k files you have some errors

Por Manuel

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29-11-2007, 20:59

But could you please tell me how can you manage dsk images in Linux? I would like to operate with diskimages the way I use to do with DSKManager. That is: adding or removing files to a DSK image. I haven't found an easy way to do this in Debian.

As suggested before: loopback mounting works fine for this. I personally use the ancient wrdsk/rddsk tools for it though... But the coolest solution:

Maybe that could be a nice-addon to the OpenMSX o BlueMSX projects.

openMSX already has this Smile (Don't know about blueMSX, but we were talking Linux here.)

See:
http://openmsx.sourceforge.net/manual/diskmanipulator.html

And the new openMSX Catapult has a very cool GUI for this as well.http://openmsx.sourceforge.net/manual/diskmanipulator.html

Por JohnHassink

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29-11-2007, 21:40

are you in good tail of FDD
if you copy a 360k 1DD floppy on a 720k files you have some errors

Well, it happens with loose files I extract from one (virtual) 720k into another 720k floppy.

Files were okay, but once handled by these programs they get damaged.

I also tried modifying the programs' windows compatibility mode.

Oh well...

Por rolins

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29-11-2007, 22:14

This new Disk Explorer looks like a good program, but I get the same problem as with the other two;

Files are damaged. For instance, I get a lot of

"Direct statement in file"

with files that used to work normally.

...So it must be this system after all. Sad

Run Memtest86+ to see if your RAM chips are corrupted. I used get all sorts of errors extract and archiving files on my computer, then I used Memtest86+ and found my RAM were faulty. I replaced the RAM and now my computer is stable again.

http://www.memtest.org/

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Por JohnHassink

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04-12-2007, 19:12

Thanks...

It didn't seem to be the RAM.

...Could it have *anything* to do with Windows XP, by any chance?

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