[Coladam] Transferring ADAM tape/disk images to physical media

Kevin Powers kjpmail at gmail.com
Fri Aug 3 17:22:42 CEST 2012

No means of accomplishing this over a serial connection?

On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 11:11 AM, geoffrey oltmans <oltmansg at bellsouth.net>wrote:

> Disks are relatively easy, provided you have an old MS-DOS or linux PC
> laying around (286-486 machine is perfect) with a double density 5.25"
> floppy drive. I don't recommend using a HD 5.25" drives due to the narrower
> head width even though they will write at DD speeds/track positions since
> it makes for trickier tracking, but it is possible to use those as well.
> The reason too for using an older computer is that newer ones don't have
> disk controllers in them that support Double Density disk formats very
> well. There is a program floating around called 22DISK that is excellent
> for transferring ADAM CP/M disk formats. Otherwise, for regular ADAM disk
> media you can use the utilities on Marcel de Kogel's ADAMem distribution
> site (the DCOPY and CONVDISK programs). DCOPY is what I used to transfer my
> collection onto the PC since everything I have now is single sided. In
> Linux you can use the dd command.
> Tapes are little trickier unless you have a disk drive capable of doing
> double sided or a 3.5" drive. The reason for this is because digital data
> pack images are 256k in size and a standard single sided, double density
> disk can only do 160kb. Once you get a DDP image file onto the disk there
> is a utility in CP/M or TDOS which will let you write a disk/tape image
> back to the original media (I think it's called clone21, but someone can
> check me on that).
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Kevin Powers <kjpmail at gmail.com>
> *To:* coladam at adamcon.org
> *Sent:* Fri, August 3, 2012 9:14:14 AM
> *Subject:* [Coladam] Transferring ADAM tape/disk images to physical media
> Is it possible to transfer an ADAM tape (or disk) image to physical media?
> How is this done?  I'm familiar with the process on the Apple II, but are
> there transfer programs (similar to ADTPro on the Apple II) and serial
> connectors (similar to the Super Serial Card on the Apple II) available for
> the ADAM?
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