[Coco] Creating DSK images via Drivewire and HDB-DOS question
aawolfe at gmail.com
Mon Dec 20 06:17:40 EST 2010
I've added some new features in DriveWire 4 to deal with this type of thing.
Soon, the DW4 GUI will include a wizard that automates/walks you
through the steps for copying a disk from .dsk to floppy and vice
versa. For now, while you can certainly do this with DW4, you may
find it easier to just use DW3 and extract the disk contents from the
HDBDOS style virtual hard drive image into an individual .dsk file as
On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 4:12 AM, Nick Marentes <nickma at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> Setup the good 'ol CoCo today and find myself unable to remember how to use
> DriveWire to create a DSK image.
> I have DriveWire 3 Server running and I have HDB-DOS 1.1 in ROM on my CoCo.
> What I am trying to work out is how to take a standard "Real" CoCo3 disk and
> create a DSK image of it on my PC.
> I know that I have to do a DRIVE OFF 0 in order to read from my physical
> CoCo Disk (Drive 0) then use the BACKUP 0 TO 1 to transfer the file to the
> DSK file.
> This is fine but because Drivewire treats RS-DOS disks as 256 virtual drives
> in a single Hard disk file, the resulting DSK file is double the size.
> Instead of being a 79K single disk image, it ends up being larger.
> My end goal is to backup all my CoCo development disks into individual DSK
> files (not all embedded into a single HDB-DOS Virtual floppy hard drive
> Am I doing something wrong? Has my absence from my CoCo created a
> deterioration of my brain cells?
> Nick Marentes
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