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RE: LS120 drive

On Fri, 4 May 2001, [iso-8859-2] Szatori Péter wrote:

> Hi
> At home I use a LS-120 drive and yes if you buy a  knewer one, it's
> much faster reading ordinary floppys.
> In the kernel you have to compile the ide floppy support and it should
> work.
> I don't know how it works with the amiga floppies, what fs do they use.

Thanks for your reply. The problem is not the fs, but the amount of data
stored on it. DD floppys are 880KB formatted, while on PC this is only
720KB. The problem is not the drive, but the floppy controller, PC's can
not read further than 720KB.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sebastiaan [mailto:sebastia@ch.twi.tudelft.nl]
> Sent: Friday, May 04, 2001 10:32 AM
> To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
> Subject: LS120 drive
> Hello,
> I am planning to copy several hundreds (thousands?) of old Amiga floppys
> to my computer and burn a cd from it. My Amiga drives are old and
> relatively slow and an ordinary PC floppy controller can not read Amiga
> floppys, so I was thinking about buying a LS120 drive for this job. 
> How well does this drive work under Linux? I have heard that it is
> possible to read Amiga floppys with this drive, and that the drive is much
> faster. Is this true?
> Or does anyone have an alternative on how to read Amiga floppys on PC's?
> Thanks in advance,
> Sebastiaan
> --
> $ man clone
> 	Main feature not yet implemented...

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