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-Copying from SIO2SD to Real Disks

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Hello,
 
I just looking for some info about copy files .atr or other files can be copied to real Disk on Indus GT Disk Drive. 
 
Is this possible?. 
 
If it is possible, how is the process? 
 
Comments, suggests i will apreciate. 
 
Thanks. 

 

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Sector copier seems to work just fine... just make sure if your using an XF to reset the drive before making the copy and make sure your sector copier gets along with it...

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Attach a real disk drive to your Atari and then chain the SIO2SD to it.  Use the switches and configuration options on each to set your SIO2SD to emulate the first drive and your physical drive to be the second.  Boot using an ATR of some sector copier on the SIO2SD.  I like Disk Wizard II myself.  Put a blank in the physical drive.  On ce the sector copier is booted, switch the ATR on the SIO2SD out for the ATR of the disk you want to write to physical.  Copy D1 to D2.   Get it right or you'll blank your ATR =).  After that, disconnect the SIO2SD, set the physical drive to be D1 and boot from your newly written copy to test.

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Sector copy is only really valid if the image architecture is the same, e.g. 88K image going to an SD floppy.

In the case of e.g. large 16 Meg ATR then you'd need to do filecopy operations and use the relevant Dos, e.g. MyDos, SpartaDosX etc.

 

Stuff like XEX files, you can mount to SIO2SD and have them bootable but it's not a valid way to copy them, ie SIO2SD presents an artificial disk image but you can't process it as a file.  You could in theory just copy the image to a real disk although it's a bit wasteful as only one can fit on a floppy.

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The other question:  Is there any way to reverse the process, that is, to copy a real floppy onto the SD drive?  Is it basically the same process as above?  Also, what is a good sector copy software to use?

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I use the copier that's on the myide-ii compact flash pre-formatted card... I forget what it's called right now, i'm too tired. But I load it via the myide-ii, have my sio2pc set to drive 1, physically floppy set to drive 2. Painless process.

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