Page 1 of 1

ICS Idea IDEFS images - reading on non-Acorn kit

Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 1:59 pm
by wakeyjess
Hi all --

I have finally discovered a small stash of ill hard disks I thought I'd lost forever, which includes what I think is the only copy of the source code to some stuff I wrote years back. I'd quite like to read it all.

The disks are most likely ICS Idea formatted from my A310, and I've managed to get some of the partitions off using dd. They don't mount in ADFS Explorer, and looking at the dump there's no Hugo signature so I'm guessing they are another format.

Has anyone successfully read any of these either with software (Mac or Linux preferred) or with a bit of loopback trickery in an emulator please?

Not averse to getting a Pi going running RISC OS, or an emulator or such. I'm not as savvy about 32-bit stuff as I am with Beeb bits!

Thanks all

Jessie.
x

Re: ICS Idea IDEFS images - reading on non-Acorn kit

Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 2:06 pm
by SarahWalker
Try them in Arculator? If the images don't mount with the default IDE controller then there is an option to emulate an ideA podule. You can copy the contents off via HostFS.

Re: ICS Idea IDEFS images - reading on non-Acorn kit

Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 3:20 pm
by wakeyjess
Aha! I shall give Arculator a go - thanks :)

Re: ICS Idea IDEFS images - reading on non-Acorn kit

Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 5:37 pm
by wakeyjess
An afternoon with an old laptop, a new Debian install, and a few compilations and I now have a working Arculator 2.0 and access to the original IdeA partitions. You beauty! Thank you :) x