[NTLK] How to open .bin file

Pawel Piotrowski newton at indigi.co.uk
Sun Jan 26 09:37:12 EST 2020

> On 26 Jan 2020, at 05:03, Victor Rehorst <victor at chuma.org> wrote:
> On 2020-01-14 4:20 a.m., Sylvain Pilet wrote:
>> Hi Pawel and all,
>> The file k-diags-1.4.3.bin.gz (k-diags-1.4.3.bin) is not corrupted!
>> If I remember correctly, this file is not a standard .bin file but a binary image of the 1 Mb Flash card called K-Diags, which was used to test the eMate 300's. Therefore it cannot be readable as a file since it is a "clone" of a PCMCIA Flash card.
>> There was a thread about this image at this address :
>> https://marc.info/?l=newtontalk&m=152591621004583&w=2
> What Sylvain said is correct - it's not a MacBinary file, but a simple dump of binary data.


> Also I tried to get that image file back onto a linear flash card using a PC to try to boot it in a real eMate, also without success.

Ho did you try that? What software did you use?

If think there must be a way to do it, as the .bin file was made somehow. So, the writing must be possible too.

> But now I'm thinking about it again and wondering... why would K Diags have an option to copy itself to internal flash?  Once you do it, what happens?  Has anyone done it?  If you did, could you then dump all the internal flash blocks out the serial port, and then boot Einstein with that flash file and then would it work?

Yes, Frank confirmed, that the app have that option and you can make a copy to another card.


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