How to create 360k image from 80track dump

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Darkstar
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How to create 360k image from 80track dump

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Every single time I try to dump something I have to search the forums for the correct syntax of DTC. Except that this time, even the search turned up nothing :)

I dumped a 5,25 DD disk (360k) using a HD disk drive (80 tracks) via the GUI. Now I want to convert the stream files to IMG.

What's the correct DTC syntax to do this? I always end up with an invalid 720k file instead of a 360k one, no matter where I put the -k2 switch in the command line

help?

thx
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Darkstar
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Re: How to create 360k image from 80track dump

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Ah, just found it out. It has to go before the -i- This is probably the most annoying thing about dtc.exe that I always end up doing wrong...
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Re: How to create 360k image from 80track dump

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If you have an idea how to make it better, let us know. We need exporter specific parameters and this is the only way that seems to make sense.
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Re: How to create 360k image from 80track dump

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I understand the need for format-specific options. But at least describing it in "dtc -h" output would help I guess.
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Re: How to create 360k image from 80track dump

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They should be explained in depth in the manual, hard to explain this kind of switch on a parameter list...
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Re: How to create 360k image from 80track dump

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How about something like:

Usage: dtc {[options] -i<type>} ...

? I think the important thing to get across is that -i always ends the format specification, so it needs to be after any format options.
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Re: How to create 360k image from 80track dump

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No, as there are image dependent ones and ones that apply to all, again, see manual.

But will keep this in mind for updates.
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Re: How to create 360k image from 80track dump

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How about:

Usage: dtc [global options] {[image specific options] -i type} ...
Global options:
.... <list of global options>
Image specific options:
.... <list of image-related options>
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Re: How to create 360k image from 80track dump

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What about options that apply to both? Third category? How explain the difference there?

We can add this, but people will need to read the manual...
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