Hi Wolfgang,

You got the point, Jose Leandro (ref here
http://hardware.speccy.org/temp/qubide-i.html) wrote a similar sw but a part
for some incompatibilities it does not fill the gap as the sw does not allow
to transfer Qubide files to a .win file for instance but only to standard
DOS files.

Having had to transfer a full QL system based on SGC/Qubide to .win with 150
Mb, using DD would have been quite a nightmare. At the end luckily a friend
of mine lent me a QXL and I managed to do everything using the network port.
Not really fast but it required minimum effort from my side. Sernet was of
course an option but both from sw and hw side was not as easy as using the
network port with a QXL.

I understand the effort to write such sw might not be negligible, but a
utility which could manage to read native Qubide hard disks on a PC and
transfer files to a .win file (and maybe vicecersa) I think would be very

Kind regards


-----Messaggio originale-----
Da: Ql-Users [mailto:ql-users-boun...@lists.q-v-d.com] Per conto di Wolf via
Inviato: venerdì 16 giugno 2017 05:25
A: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Oggetto: Re: [Ql-Users] R: QxlwinReader

Hi Davide,

I'm not sure I understand what you want. You want to be able to read a
physical Qubide formatted disk, not just an image file?

Perhaps the best way would be to copy (via "dd") the disk to an image file
and work off that.



On 11/06/2017 10:16, via Ql-Users wrote:
> Hi Wolfgang,
> Very nice, that was indeed one of my "most wanted" utilities. I am 
> almost over recovering the content of a hard disk from a Sinclair 
> QL-Qubide system to a WIN file via QXL. This took quite some due to 
> the file numbers and sizes with the bottleneck of the network speed 
> which in any case proved to be extremely reliable. Of course it is not 
> so easy these days to find a QXL and even more a host PC with ISA bus. 
> The only other alternatives without a QXL would have been floppy disks 
> or sernet which however looks not as easy as the network port to be 
> configured also on the hw side (cables, wiring etc).
> Having a utility which could read/write WIN files and read (which for 
> me would be more then sufficient) Qubide formatted hard drives on a 
> standard PC would be really great.
> Regards
> Davide
> -----Messaggio originale-----
> Da: Ql-Users [mailto:ql-users-boun...@lists.q-v-d.com] Per conto di 
> Wolf via Ql-Users
> Inviato: sabato 10 giugno 2017 19:56
> A: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
> Oggetto: [Ql-Users] QxlwinReader
> Hi all,
> I've released QxlwinReader, a small java program that allows you to 
> read/write qxl.win type container files directly.
> There is also experimental support for Qubide formatted ("BDI") 
> container files.
> www.wlenerz.com/QLstuff.
> Have fun!
> Wolfgang
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