Re: Linux IEEE-488 (GPIB) cards?

Michael Krause (
Tue, 7 Jul 1998 18:08:19 +0200 (CEST)

On Tue, 7 Jul 1998 wrote:

> Back for the serial variant of IEEE-488 - since I'm hacking Linux I'm
> tempted to brew some interface to allow usage of a 1541 disk drive with
> an ordinary parallel port or similar. Of course also driver software
> is required. Something like that has already been published in the
> German ``Amiga Magazin'', issue 5/1988, if memory serves right. Is
> something like that already available?
> (If people are wondering why I would want something like that - the old
> floppies are dying, they want to be backuped onto something more reliable
> than floppies.)

contains a link to the Catweasel home page, a floppy controller which
can read (theoretically) all disks. The Linux driver only supports
Amiga and IBM disks as of yet, but will be expanded soon.

michael krause [aka raw style / lego] -

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