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by exidyboy
Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Will hard sector support be coming to non-Windows platforms?
Replies: 6
Views: 1987

Re: Will hard sector support be coming to non-Windows platforms?

Back in 2019 I provided links via PM in to ZrX of 10 sector hard sector stream files as discussed in this thread viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1626&start=10

If you think they might be useful and need direct access please let me know.
by exidyboy
Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Imaging 100TPI 77 track Exidy Sorcerer disks on a Micropolis 100TPI
Replies: 26
Views: 1671

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

I rechecked the head and the disk surface is coming away in little flakes that look like black fish food. That probably explains what you were seeing in the preservation stream. I cleaned the head again and imaged two newer disks and the client saw sectors when I fed the preservation stream back thr...
by exidyboy
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Imaging 100TPI 77 track Exidy Sorcerer disks on a Micropolis 100TPI
Replies: 26
Views: 1671

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

I have finally taken receipt today of the imperial nutdrivers that I needed to open up the drive and clean the heads. I've PMd you a link to the preservation streams from the 77 track single sided drive. This is an attempted read of the same disk we were looking at back in April. I would be interest...
by exidyboy
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Imaging 100TPI 77 track Exidy Sorcerer disks on a Micropolis 100TPI
Replies: 26
Views: 1671

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: 26
Views: 1671

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: 26
Views: 1671

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 Am...
by exidyboy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Imaging 100TPI 77 track Exidy Sorcerer disks on a Micropolis 100TPI
Replies: 26
Views: 1671

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: 26
Views: 1671

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: 26
Views: 1671

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: 26
Views: 1671

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.