Using a real HDD with Arculator

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Pasty
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Using a real HDD with Arculator

Postby Pasty » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:20 pm

I have 2 archimedes with battery damage so I would like to use an emulator and use the files I have on the various HDD on those machines. Could I use a backup program to take an image of a HDD and then save this as an HDF file ? If not does anyone know how to achieve this?

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Re: Using a real HDD with Arculator

Postby DutchAcorn » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:36 pm

Do you have a linux install on a computer with an IDE interface? Then you can use dd to image the disk and then access the image. See this thread.
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Re: Using a real HDD with Arculator

Postby grobda » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:47 pm

I use a raspberry pi with riscOS installed to read and write to the first partition of an Arc HDD. I'm using a CF to IDE as the HDD on the Arc and CF USB reader for the Pi but it may also work with an IDE drive and a IDE to USB adaptor.

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Re: Using a real HDD with Arculator

Postby Pasty » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:08 am

Hi I have got Windows 10 and not Linux or Raspbery pi unfortunately. I was just wondering if a disc image using something like Paragon might be equivalent to an hdf file?

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Re: Using a real HDD with Arculator

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Re: Using a real HDD with Arculator

Postby ajw99uk » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:02 am

grobda wrote:I use a raspberry pi with riscOS installed to read and write to the first partition of an Arc HDD. I'm using a CF to IDE as the HDD on the Arc and CF USB reader for the Pi but it may also work with an IDE drive and a IDE to USB adaptor.

This does work, at least for an IDE drive initialised with !Hform. It will depend on the partitioning scheme for 3rd party interfaces, but first partition may well be readable (ICS/APDL IDE for instance is visible under ADFS).
Running RISCOS: A5000, A540, R140, RiscPC, RPi B
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