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Re: [vox-tech] linux/BSD on mac68k
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Re: [vox-tech] linux/BSD on mac68k

My understanding is that Mac 800K disks are not physically accessible by
the PC hardware so you can't use any kind of software to access it,
including MacDisk (whatever it is.)  I believe the same is true the other
way -- Mac can't read PC's 720K disks.  The 1.4M/1.44M disks are
compatible (in raw format, they are identical disks -- 1.4M/1.44M are
formatted disk capacities on Mac and DOS, respectively.)


On Tue, 20 Mar 2001, Mytho X wrote:

> Hi Jan,
> I stand corrected.  Please see Edwin's post.  You will most likely be 
> able to read 800K floppies with MacDisk and possibly other tools, but 
> you will not be able to format the 800K disks on a PC.
> Stephen
> Jan Wynholds wrote:
> > --- Mytho X <mytho_x@pacbell.net> wrote:
> > 
> >> Have you tried mtools or macutils?  This is if you have access to 
> >> another box.  I know there are several utilities that let you access mac 
> >> floppies on a pc.  One of them is MacDisk by Insignia Solutions.
> >> 
> >> Stephen
> >> 
> > 
> > I haven't seen or heard of these utils.  Checking them out is something that I
> > will do. And yea, I have another box on which I can play around with, download
> > stuff, and make boot disks.  But I am just trying to get those stupid disks
> > read and formatted.  
> > 
> > Thanks for the tips :)
> > 
> > J
> > 
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