In the Amiga Programs subdirectory you will find two small Amiga programs that will help you generate the necessary image files.

ROM Images

Transrom will dump the contents of your Kickstart ROM to a file.

To create a file called "kick.rom" in the RAM disk, use the following syntax:

transrom >RAM:kick.rom

This will create a 524288 Byte ROM image in the RAM disk. The file has to be transferred to the PC.

Disk Images

A disk file is an image of the raw data on an Amiga floppy disk, it contains 901120 bytes (880kB), which is the standard capacity of an Amiga disk. Transdisk will dump an image of a floppy in one of the drives, or write an image to an Amiga disk.

Disk to ADF

transdisk >RAM:DF0.adf

This command will create a file called "DF0.adf" in the RAM disk. Such a file is 901120 bytes of size for one disk.

You can also create disk images in several parts. To create 4 parts of the disk in DF0: do the following:

transdisk >ram:DF0_1.adf -s 0 -e 19
transdisk >ram:DF0_2.adf -s 20 -e 39
transdisk >ram:DF0_3.adf -s 40 -e 59
transdisk >ram:DF0_4.adf -s 60 -e 79

After transferring the files to a PC, they need to be merged again. To do so in a command prompt:

COPY /B DF0_1.adf+DF0_2.adf+DF0_3.adf+DF0_4.adf DF0.adf

ADF to Disk

It is possible to transfer an ADF disk image back to an original Amiga disk. Copy the ADF to an original Amiga and insert a disk into DF0. Then, you will also need transdisk in order to transfer the data to the disk. Do the following:

transdisk -w filename.adf

If you do not have an Amiga to write to Amiga disks, then it is suggested to get hold of the PCI Catweasel device which will allow you to write ADF files to Amiga formatted disks on your PC. See Individual Computers for more information.

You can also get direct access to an Amiga's floppy drive if you have your PC and Amiga networked and using the Amiga Explorer supplied with Cloanto's Amiga Forever software.

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