Copying non windows compatible file names
Posted on 2012-09-06
We are currently working on a project to replace floppy drives on specialist machines with USB devices (floppy emulators).
The emulator we have bought for testing purposes appears to be accessed so hardware wise it is looking promising.
The machines boot up from the floppy drives so the boot image has to be copied to the flash drive.
The part we are struggling with is that the file names are not windows compliant, for instance one of the files is called,
along with the fact that they appear to be 1.8GB in size (which obviously isnt correct as its a floppy disk) means they simply will not copy to a flash drive.
Can anyone recommend a way to copy the files? We have tried winimage which unfortunately cannot write the files back to USB aswell as a couple of distributions of linux and some standalone dos app with no joy.
Any ideas much appreciated!