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.
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 you transferred the files to your PC, you have to merge them again. To do so in the DOS prompt:
COPY /B DF0_1.adf+DF0_2.adf+DF0_3.adf+DF0_4.adf DF0.adf
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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