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ahm
September 30th, 2006, 07:15 PM
It took a while, but I finally have an SF314 drive.
Anyone know how I can write a disk image to a floppy disk?

Micom 2000
October 1st, 2006, 02:26 PM
I'm not that up on the winimage app, but you should be able to just write/extract it to a double density disk on a PC and it should work on the ST. IIRC DOS would add a disk identifier at the beginning of the disk but the ST didn't use one and would ignore it. Going the other way could be a problem at times with some ST models.

Lawrence

ahm
October 9th, 2006, 05:43 AM
I'm not that up on the winimage app, but you should be able to just write/extract it to a double density disk on a PC and it should work on the ST.
That works for TOS apps less than 720K in size.
I'm looking to write bootable disks that are typically 800K or 820K.

I'm not familiar with winimage(?)
I tried something called STDISK, but it fails complaining about an address mark or something like that.
(Hmm, I wonder if the floppy drive in the machine I'm trying to use is a 1.44M instead of the 720K I think it is).

Chris2005
October 9th, 2006, 02:01 PM
I'm at a loss here. What was the image created with/on? If it was created on the ST, then you would need whatever software that was used to create it (unless it unpacks automatically). Otherwise, try searching for the image, or should I say a version of it, created on a peecee with ImageDisk, Teledisk, or whatever. I obtained some Antic disks recently, and tried imaging them with ID, and TD also I think, but they were bad apparently. Don't know much about ST stuph...

ahm
October 9th, 2006, 04:18 PM
Good point. What I have is an "ST Disk Image" (as opposed to "MSA format" image) and I'd like to write it to an actual floppy. I have no idea what was used to create it, since I only have the FOO.ST file itself. And, it's 820K in size so it can't just be copied to a 720K floppy.

ahm
October 11th, 2006, 09:15 AM
Good news: I wrote the A_081 Automation disk (http://steem.atari.st/automation.htm) image to an physical diskette, then booted my 520ST from it. The program I used is called Floppy Image (http://www.ppest.org/atari/floimgd.php); sadly, it's for an evil operating system. I'll continue to look for an open source solution, but in the meantime this seems to work. (In the interest of completeness: the o/s is XP, the floppy drive is a 1.44MB and the diskette is a Sony DSDD).
P.S. If you don't have an actual ST machine, I highly recommend the Steem emulator (http://steem.atari.st/beginners.htm).

Chris2005
October 11th, 2006, 01:09 PM
I want an ST (and an Atari PC2 - the most vanilla looking peecee clone you ever layed eyes on - strangely that's what makes it interesting to me, being it ain't even their first peecee). The only thing I have now is a pile a junk I found in someone's trash sniff