Jorpho wrote on 2020-06-10, 17:23:
Gee, I'd heard of the old Catweasel, but the Greaseweasel is new to me. (The way people can't agree on spelling doesn't help matters. Greaseweazle?)
I also am always unsure how it is spelled 😁
It's a new, open source kryoflux alternative.
I suggest RawWriteWin, which definitely runs under Windows 98.
Thanks so much! I will try this ASAP.
Whether or not the disks are write-protected is unimportant
Gigantic facepalm. I meant to say "copy-protected". My bad. These disks will be plain readable by an image maker. No funny bits going on.
But none of that is really important if you're just trying to establish whether the contents of these disks have already been archived somewhere.
From what I have seen today when I managed to install a 5.25" drive in my main machine, most of these disks contain old data files, nothing that has to be preserved. Also seems like whatever the labels say IS what's on the disk 80% of the time, so judging by labels, I can look up the contents around.
I'm mostly interested in the Public Domain library disks that are here, that's the kinda stuff that usually disappears. There's a whole bunch of disks coming from a New York IBM Users Group pubic domain library.
I tried RawWriteWin but it doesn't work. I think it's only good for 1.44MB disks. These are, I think all, 360KB DSDD disks.
Thanks for trying but I guess I need a different tool, maybe I need one for DOS instead of Windows 98?