How to copy data off an old IDE disk

Dave Hodgkinson davehodg at
Sun Mar 30 13:13:33 BST 2008

On 30 Mar 2008, at 13:34, Andy Wardley wrote:
> Incidentally, I can still boot MSDOS from the disk, browse all the  
> source code
> I'm trying to recover, and even run the applications.  But this is  
> DOS 3, so
> there's no support for network, USB or CD burning.  However, I do  
> have a
> working C/C++ compiler and assembler on that disk, so I haven't yet  
> ruled out
> writing something disgustingly low-level to try and blat the data  
> off the
> disk through a piece of electric string.

Can you get KA9Q or somesuch piece of ancient pigeon protocol on there?

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