[TriLUG] can anyone read a 5.25" floppy disk?
ncdave4life at gmail.com
Wed Jun 8 23:05:04 EDT 2011
5.25", no problem, that's easy.
I can even read LS-120 "superdrive" diskettes, and I can often recover the
data from "unreadable" 3.5" diskettes.
In fact, I can even read soft-sectored 8" diskettes. (My hard-sectored 8"
drive died, sorry.)
In fact, I can even read 8-channel paper tape. Truly. (If I can still find
the reader in my basement, and if I do a bit of rewiring work.)
In fact, I can even *punch* 8-channel paper tape, but the tape is hard to
come by these days.
On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 10:31 PM, Joseph Mack NA3T <jmack at wm7d.net> wrote:
> I've got a book of astronomical programs written for portability in the
> modern language of Turbo Pascal on a real 5.25" floppy disk (well it could
> have worse, it could have been BASIC)
> Presumably at a pinch I could type everything by hand from the text, but
> there are hundreds of double real constants and I'd make a couple of
> mistakes on the way and be expecting sunrise at midday.
> Can anyone read this disk to save me typing in all the numbers?
> Thanks Joe
> Joseph Mack NA3T EME(B,D), FM05lw North Carolina
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