Is anybody running >1 floppy controller via Linux
(secondary address, Compaticard, etc) ?
If so, how?
I have hundreds of floppy disks I need to read and archive to CD.
I figure that using 2 controllers would allow having 2 drives
running simultaneously, or are my suspicions correct that despite having
primary/secondary addresses, they can't share the DMA and IRQ
so only one's reading/writing at a time?
What of the floppy-tape interface cards?
I have a few SCSI interfaced iomega flopticals,
but I'd rather not risk those drives on possibly damaged floppies.
A more far out solution: use regular floppy drives via a SCSI-floppy
"bridge card", if anyone's gotten that running.
I wish I had the time to handle such driver work myself right now.
The original Dr. JCL and Mr .hide