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Extracting preloaded software from a recovery Iso

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Extracting preloaded software from a recovery Iso

#1 Post by Albert Romer » Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:15 pm

Hi,

Does anyone know if it's possible to extract selected software from a recovery Iso?

Thinkpad 365, 560, and 760 were made the same year so they share similar preloaded software: compuserve, puma tranxit, etc...

I have obtained a recovery ISO for a 760. When I try to extract diskettes folder of preoloaded software I found that I cant extract .DSK files. Does anyone know how to extract those .dsk files?

Thank you.

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Re: Extracting preloaded software from a recovery Iso

#2 Post by fultontech » Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:17 pm

I don't have the ThinkPad's or recovery media in front of me, but I do recall extracting everything before. The CD's from that time seemed to create a couple of RAM disks and mounted the physical hard drive under a different letter than "C:". Also some of the install media was looking for the text string "IBM" in the BIOS to allow password protected compressed files to be "unzipped".
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Re: Extracting preloaded software from a recovery Iso

#3 Post by Albert Romer » Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:05 am

Hi, thank you for your reply, but I'm talking about the original recovery cd, not about your own safety copy.
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Re: Extracting preloaded software from a recovery Iso

#4 Post by SMA » Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:14 am

In the old OS/2 days, IBM created two DOS programs (LOADDSKF.EXE/SAVEDSKF.EXE) to copy diskette images to diskette and back. Using file extension .dsk

I believe they are available from the old IBM pccbbs.

I think that the format is raw - that is - sector by sector from the floppy disk.

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Re: Extracting preloaded software from a recovery Iso

#5 Post by cadillacmike68 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:51 pm

You would use loaddskf to "load"the .dsk file TO the disk(ette). Savedskf for the other way around.

OK who know where to find these two, especially savedskf?
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Re: Extracting preloaded software from a recovery Iso

#6 Post by olex126 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:19 am

Hi Gang

I've got about a dozen copies archived somewhere, but I was too lazy to dig them out, :D so I found 'em online here....

http://ftpmirror.your.org/pub/misc/ftp. ... /loaddskf/

If they don't work, post back and I'll host a copy of eash

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Re: Extracting preloaded software from a recovery Iso

#7 Post by cadillacmike68 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:04 am

^^ Thanks!
600, 600X
760LD FUBARd
T21 2647 T22 2647 1@ 1GHz SXGA+ 4 more; T23 2647 1@ 1.2GHz SXGA+ 3 more
T30 2366-88U 2GHz; 2366-83U 1.8G; 5@ 2366-LU0/66U; 2367-KU6 FUBARd
T41 T42 T43
T61 8897 2.4GHz SXGA+; 8898 2.4Ghz; 6463 2@ WSXGA+; 7658 2.5GHz; T61p; 6 more T61s
T500 2
T530 W530

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