Re: [NTLK] RES: Goodbye

From: Morgan Aldridge <>
Date: Wed Dec 05 2007 - 07:53:02 EST

On Nov 29, 2007 12:25 AM, Laurent Daudelin <> wrote:
> Well, I don't all the technical details but if the card can be
> brought physically in the computer, theoretically, it should be
> possible to write a driver to recognize the data. I'm a programmer
> but I've never done low level programming like this, so I'm not sure
> about the work involved but, like I said, theoretically, it should be
> possible. I would think that with the work Paul Guyot has done for
> his ATA driver, he would know a bit about the format of the card once
> it's been formatted by the Newton.

It's definitely possible. In fact, if you pop a Newton-formatted
Linear Flash card (or CF/SD/whatever card that was formatted using
Paul's ATA Drivers) into a Mac OS X computer it'll recognize it, but
prompt you to initialize it. I've never attempted this (I only have a
MacBook Pro with Express/34 slot), but you should be able to run 'dd'
in Linux/BSD/OS X/etc. to do a bit-for-bit copy of the data (you'll
have to track down the appropriate device it's in, of course) to a

The trick is that we'd then have to get Einstein to read said files.
Matthias mentioned
(<>) that
while Einstein does emulate the basics of the PCMCIA slots, it doesn't
actually support RAM cards at the moment. Once that support was added
(although likely not trivial), the Newton ROM would take care of it
from there and so should be able to read/write to a local image. Or
maybe even direct to a physical card.

Morgan Aldridge

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