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    Default Retrieving data off a driver disk.

    I have a SCO Open Server 5.0.x driver disk for a SCSI controller and WinImage can't read the disk. What would be the best way to image this disk for preservation? Thanks for any help.

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    I assume that you mean "floppy".

    Have you tried ImageDisk running on (real) MSDOS?

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    When I say "driver disk" I am referring to a floppy disk.

    I'll try that tomorrow when I am back at my workshop. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liqmat View Post
    When I say "driver disk" I am referring to a floppy disk.

    I'll try that tomorrow when I am back at my workshop. Thanks.
    If you have a Linux System, try this:
    dd if=/dev/fd0 of=./my_new_image.raw

    dd is also with Windows Services for Unix, Cygwin and that new LinuxSubsystem for Windows 10, but I don't know the exact windows syntax. It differs from /dev/fd0.

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    Why can't you image it? is the disk damaged ?
    If its damaged, Do you have a a ls120 drive? ls120 drives do a better job as reading damaged floppy's.
    Anywhere to try, that tend to work only on disks that lost there magnetic strength is to run a disk deck on them over and over again.

    If the disk is ok, I second trying DD But what about just copying the files from one disk to a hdd?
    I have dyslexia, I have alot of trouble putting my thoughts into words and spelling/grammar is something I struggle with.
    You may need to read my posts twice to understand what I said.

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    WinImage can't read non-dos formatted disks. That disk would either be a Unix file system or a file-system-less TAR file.

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