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As I'm sure everyone here knows (but that I didn't know when I bought the 1581), files cannot be directly copied from a 1541 or 1571 disk drive to a 1581, either through the Commodore's native OS...
...or inside of GEOS.
Now, inside the native OS, the work around is simple enough: load a program into memory from the 1571, then save it to a 3.5" disk on the 1581. A pain in the neck, and awfully time consuming, but it can be done.
However, GEOS disks are more tricky: they really can't be copied except in GEOS...
...and GEOS can't copy from a 1571 to a 1581...
...I should be able to copy whole disks from a 1571 drive to a 1581 drive...
Quote from: mozartpc27 on April 17, 2010, 04:40 AMAs I'm sure everyone here knows (but that I didn't know when I bought the 1581), files cannot be directly copied from a 1541 or 1571 disk drive to a 1581, either through the Commodore's native OS...Yes, they can.
There are copy programs that have existed since the 1980's that can do the copying.
You are talking about the VLIR files used in GEOS, right? Make sure that you have the latest Configure in your GEOS so that you can use the 1581 correctly.
Ah, are you talking about whole disk copy or file-copying? As mentioned above, file-copying from 1541/1571 to 1581 is relatively easy. Whole disk-copying is difficult, due to the fact that 1541/1571 disks have their directory on a different track than where the directory track is on a 1581.
When I try it, I get messages from GEOS telling me it can't be done (I am using GEOS 2.0). The manual also indicates it can't be done.
The manual for the 1581 reiterates that it can't be done.
What programs are those?
I have no idea what you are talking about when you say "VLIR files."
So, I can copy individual files directly off of a disk in a 1571 drive to a 1581 drive?
Also, how do I accomplish the same thing inside the Commodore 128's native OS without having to load a program I've written in its entirety, then save it to the 1581?
From GEOS FAQs I've read, Bo Zimmer's and others, I get the impression that IF I acquire a REU