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by exidyboy
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Imaging 100TPI 77 track Exidy Sorcerer disks on a Micropolis 100TPI
Replies: 22
Views: 943

Re: Imaging 100TPI 77 track Exidy Sorcerer disks on a Micropolis 100TPI

Thanks ZrX I will give the heads a clean as there is definitely data on the disk. Cleaning requires dismantling the drive as my nice Verbatim cleaning disk with the removable biscuits won't fit in the drive. I think this is because of the extra thickness caused by covering the 2nd head aperture in t...
by exidyboy
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Imaging 100TPI 77 track Exidy Sorcerer disks on a Micropolis 100TPI
Replies: 22
Views: 943

Re: Imaging 100TPI 77 track Exidy Sorcerer disks on a Micropolis 100TPI

Thanks for your insightful comments Someguy. That is one mystery solved regarding not reading beyond 40 tracks. I will have a go a creating a custom preservation stream profile to overcome this and I will observe the movement of the carriage of 'C' and also whether it differs from 'B'. The drives ar...
by exidyboy
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Imaging 100TPI 77 track Exidy Sorcerer disks on a Micropolis 100TPI
Replies: 22
Views: 943

Re: Imaging 100TPI 77 track Exidy Sorcerer disks on a Micropolis 100TPI

I have tried another 77 track drive. Firstly I would like to try and get to the bottom of the "Error: Could not communicate with floppy drive" error in my OP. You can see three instances of running dtc -c2 Line A: is an 80 track double-sided 3.5inch drive that I have been using for some Amiga floppi...
by exidyboy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Imaging 100TPI 77 track Exidy Sorcerer disks on a Micropolis 100TPI
Replies: 22
Views: 943

Re: Imaging 100TPI 77 track Exidy Sorcerer disks on a Micropolis 100TPI

Thanks for taking a look at the streams. I'll service the drive and try a couple of other 100TPI mechanisms as this floppy was OK some months ago.
by exidyboy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Imaging 100TPI 77 track Exidy Sorcerer disks on a Micropolis 100TPI
Replies: 22
Views: 943

Re: Imaging 100TPI 77 track Exidy Sorcerer disks on a Micropolis 100TPI

Yes you were very helpful with the 10 sector hard sector disks. PM sent.
by exidyboy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Imaging 100TPI 77 track Exidy Sorcerer disks on a Micropolis 100TPI
Replies: 22
Views: 943

Re: Imaging 100TPI 77 track Exidy Sorcerer disks on a Micropolis 100TPI

Yes it looks as though no all multiple format combinations are valid.
Can you a DM you a link to get a quick sanity check on the preservation streams for one disk?
by exidyboy
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Imaging 100TPI 77 track Exidy Sorcerer disks on a Micropolis 100TPI
Replies: 22
Views: 943

Re: Imaging 100TPI 77 track Exidy Sorcerer disks on a Micropolis 100TPI

I didn't use any commands. Just the GUI.
Thanks for the tip on post-processing the preservation streams.
by exidyboy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Imaging 100TPI 77 track Exidy Sorcerer disks on a Micropolis 100TPI
Replies: 22
Views: 943

Re: Imaging 100TPI 77 track Exidy Sorcerer disks on a Micropolis 100TPI

These are soft-sector discs though - are you saying that by introducing hard sector supporting there has been a regression in soft sector imaging? Anyway I had to do some Amiga discs tonight and noticed that if I tried to create a preservation stream and a .adf at the same time that I got the same p...
by exidyboy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Imaging 100TPI 77 track Exidy Sorcerer disks on a Micropolis 100TPI
Replies: 22
Views: 943

Re: Imaging 100TPI 77 track Exidy Sorcerer disks on a Micropolis 100TPI

My understanding is that floppy drives themselves are neither hard-sectored nor soft-sectored? But yes the drive mechanism wrote (most) of the discs originally and the drive mechanism can read all the discs. However they can't be read with the Kryoflux java client. The drive can read the discs eithe...
by exidyboy
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Imaging 100TPI 77 track Exidy Sorcerer disks on a Micropolis 100TPI
Replies: 22
Views: 943

Re: Imaging 100TPI 77 track Exidy Sorcerer disks on a Micropolis 100TPI

Thanks,

Can the timeout in the Kryoflux software be increased to allow for the use of drives that are slow to load the heads and that have a slow leadscrew mechanism for moving between tracks?