[Coco] EmuDisk floppy utility issue

David Ladd davidwladd at gmail.com
Sun Jan 5 04:13:00 EST 2020


As far as disk image tools go for transferring files between OS9 and
Windows.  I normally use the OS9.exe or DECB.exe utilities to move files
to/from disk images.  I know a lot of people prefer the GUI based
utilities, but if you are ok with command line then these work great so far.

There is at least one utility that is being developed for Windows for
working with DECB disk images, but not sure about OS-9 images yet.

We really need some more broader disk image utilities that can handle both
DECB and OS-9 images in JVC, DMK, SDF, and SCP.

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On Wed, Jan 1, 2020 at 7:06 PM Wayne Campbell <asa.rand at gmail.com> wrote:

> It's been a few years since this utility was written. I don't know if Walt
> Zydhek is still around, but if he is I have found an issue with EmuDisk
> that needs to be addressed. I used the utility to copy a text file from a
> floppy image to a windows folder. When I tried to open it with TextPad (the
> editor of choice for me), TextPad reported "Unspecified Error", and when I
> clicked the OK button I got another dialog stating, "Unexpected and
> unrecoverable error. Would you like to save a diagnostic file?" TextPad
> then quit after clicking either of the buttons (Yes or No). I opened the
> file with Notepad and it opened fine.
> If I save the file out with wimgtool, the file opens without error in
> TextPad. I don't understand what is causing the issue, but it appears to be
> related to how EmuDisk is saving the file. I also compared the two copies
> (one from wimgtool and one from EmuDisk) in the file comparison utility
> WinMerge and it showed both files being identical. This just adds to my
> confusion, as one opens in TextPad and Notepad and the other only opens in
> Notepad.
> I would appreciate any help in figuring out what is happening here, but I
> haven't heard from Walt in a long time. In the meantime I am just using
> wimgtool to copy files from floppy images to my windows folders.
> Wayne
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