I am supposed to get files out of an very old computer.
It is an IBM Personal System/2 Model 50. It runs with MS DOS 3.3.
The files I need to save are .lib-files (containing the whole meta information of a Library).
It is possible to copy them successfully to a 3 1/2 floppy disk, but when I put the floppy disk into a drive of a more modern computer, the system tells me "there is no disk in drive". I tried with different computers here. They all announce the same message.
I assume a problem with the DOS version. The floppy disks have been formatet under the old system DOS 3.3. The modern computers use much higher versions. Maybe this ist the point. . . .
However. ... I need somehow to copy the data to a modern PC.
Is there a solution?
I had also the idea to connect the hard drive as slave to a modern computer, but it seems the hard drive in this old IBM PC is fixed within the case, furthermore the connection to the the rest of the system is totally different in the old PC.
It is an 20 MB hard drive, IBM, Model: WD-325N
There are several more informations:
I am glad for your help,