[vcf-midatlantic] Found: VMS Hobbyist CDs
dave.g4ugm at gmail.com
Tue Jun 6 15:33:47 EDT 2017
The CDs can be ripped an written on a normal drive, so that makes sense.
On 6 Jun 2017 20:05, "Jonathan Gevaryahu via vcf-midatlantic" <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> AFAIK OSes which require drives with '512 byte blocks' is sort of a scsi
> The physical data on the cd surface is 2048 byte blocks (plus ECC and
> subchannel data you don't normally see for 2532 bytes per sector, plus
> headers and sync marks etc)
> The whole 512 byte thing is a special mode certain cd drives have which
> sends each 2048 byte block to the host computer as if it was four separate
> 512 byte blocks/sectors, but its really just a translation layer. Not all
> drives do it.
> The actual CD contents for these VMS cds are 2048 byte blocks, the 512
> byte magic happens in the drive, AFAIK.
> I could be wrong about this.
> On 6/5/2017 12:48 PM, Brian Schenkenberger via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>> Neil Cherry via vcf-midatlantic writes:
>> On 06/03/2017 11:21 PM, Jim Scheef wrote: > Neil, > Could you pull ISOs
>>> of a couple of the CDs before you take them to IA? > Jim
>>> I'm using my Linux box to see if I can copy the entire CD to an image. I
>>> don't know how well this will work but it won't take much space.
> Jonathan Gevaryahu
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