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    Question Using a PC floppy to image IBM System/36 5364 disks

    Hello,

    I have a decent amount of IBM S/36 5364 floppy disks that I would like the image, preferably using a late-PC clone with a 5.25 floppy drive. I usually use this system, along with ImageDisk, to create or archive disks for various other systems I have, like CP/M machines or TRS-80s. I was wondering if it was also possible to use this setup to make images of my S/36 disk image collection. According to the RICM website they use a 1.2MB format that is incompatible with other PC's.

    Thank You

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    As far as I know, the compatibility issue extends only to the file system information. Physically, I believe the disks are fairly conventional. You may need a controller than can handle FM for the first track, however.

    This is all from my fuzzy memory--I could be mistaken.

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    Would it be worth trying Anadisk or Teledisk?
    PM me if you're looking for 3" or 5" floppy disks. EMail For everything else, Take Another Step

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    ImageDisk could do just as well, IMOHO.

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    I have imaged some of my S/36 8” and 5 1/4 using Image Disk.

    I have also used am 8 inch image to write back a 5 1/4 for the S/36.

    As Chuck pointed out for the 8 inch the first teach ifs FM.

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