For the archives and Google, the name of the compatible is CoBra, designed and built in
Romania around 1986. Dual architecture, Spectrum / CP/M and also using a customized
Spectrum Basic with floppy routines (load from tape, save to disk and viceversa.
As for the swapping around, that's not a real solution from the fdutils point of
If we go that way I might as well ditch fdutils and take SAMdisk, extract the image and
carry on with my miserable life.
Or ask aliens to give me a better tool that can also make the bed for me and coffee
----- Original Message -----
From: Ralph Corderoy <ralph(a)inputplus.co.uk>
To: chris savu <chris_savu(a)shaw.ca>
Sent: Tue, 11 Aug 2015 03:43:28 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Re: [Fdutils] Physical order of sectors of interleaved disks
I have some floppy disks (both 5.25" and
3.5") for an old Spectrum
compatible computer that uses Spectrum Basic with floppy disks.
For the archives, and Google, what's the name of this compatible?
setfdprm /dev/fd0 dd cyl=80 head=2 sect=18 ssize=256
dd if=/dev/fd0 of=/home/knoppix/none/disk.img
I get the raw image containing the sectors in the logical order (1 2 3
4 5 6 ... instead of 1 10 2 11 3 12 ...)
Whilst I can see it would be neater to have setfdprm or fdrawcmd give
you exactly what you want, have you considered taking the 1,2,3... image
and swaping it around to be 1,10,2,.. as an extra step?