Gemulator Explorer supports the creation of disk images files. You can create a disk image of any floppy disk
or SCSI drive by first clicking on that device in the left pane (for floppy disks, click on the Non-DOS floppy
on A: device), and then select the File menu and click on the Create Image From Physical Disk menu item.
A progress bar with then appear indicating the progress of the imaging operation.
Similarly a disk image can be copied back to a device by clicking on the device and selecting the
Write Image File To Physical Disk menu item.
I don't think you can write a 120 meg image on a 250 meg drive, since they have differents geometry.
craigwojo wrote:Hi everyone,
This is sort of embarrassing to even dicuss of what happened, but here it goes –
Years and years of MIDI was put into this one hard drive I had with my Atari ST. The hard drive is a Quantum ProDrive ELS 120meg (huge for that time). Anyway, I took it out of the Atari system and hooked it up to the PC through SCSI and Gemulator Explorer. First of all the hard drive was partitioned in 6 parts. Sizes?, I really don’t remember. But when I had it in Gemulator Explorer (OS was WIN98SE), I only saw the boot partition. Within Gemulator Explorer I made a image of the drive. I don’t know if it copied all partitions or not. But the size shows that 120megs were used in the image. The partitions 2, 3, 4 & 5 had all of my MIDI files on it.
Here is what happenend that I think really screwed up the drive. Within GemExplor I clicked write instead of create image. We’ll I stopped it as soon as I could. (I think I over wrote the boot sector) I cannot read it or write to it in either GemExplor or with the Atari St system. I can see it in Desktop Manager as a drive, it does spin and just slows down to a stop. I don’t hear it writing or reading the disk though. I even tried to format it so I could try to write the image back on it but no luck. Tried fdisk, disk repair program, and other ways.
Do you think the drive is bad? Can it be repaired?
Also, when you make an image in Gemulator Explorer, does it write all of the partitions?
Anyone with some answers? TIA to all.
craigwojo wrote:Thank you for the reply.
I tried writing back the image to the hard drive and no luck. Gemulator Explorer does see the drive in the menu but it hangs up when trying to wrtie to it. I ordered another hard drive from ebay (Quantum ProDrive) only this one is 250megs not 120megs. I'll try to write the image to that. I sure hope it can carry all of the partitions over, that would be great.
Still, if the new drive doesn't work do you think there is any way to format the drive or fix it to see the boot sector to get it going?
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