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Chromedome45
November 18th, 2011, 08:58 AM
Ok as far as I know the Compact Macs supported 2 floppy formats. MFS and HFS. MFS was used on the original and Fat Mac up until sys 3 if I am correct. My question is can I use an SE/30 to format a 400k disk using sys 7.5? I know my original will obviously but I need to extract some 400k disk images and wanted to know what is the best way to do it? Reason is I found sys 1.0 with Mac Paint that I want to make a disk of. Any help apprciated. :)

commodorejohn
November 18th, 2011, 09:04 AM
Well, MFS and HFS are the filesystems. The physical disk format is another issue; I don't recall seeing the "Single Sided"/"Double Sided" prompt after System 6...

Chromedome45
November 18th, 2011, 09:18 AM
Ok I should have said filesystems. I stand corrected.

AppleIIfan
November 18th, 2011, 09:51 AM
Disk Copy 4.2 will let you make 400k images with ease.. I backed up all my originals for my 128k.. Made duplicates in DiskCopy 4.2

Anonymous Freak
November 18th, 2011, 12:38 PM
If you hold Command (IIRC) when you insert a non-HD disk, it will ask if you want it formatted as single or double-sided, and if you pick single, it will use MFS.

Chromedome45
November 18th, 2011, 02:41 PM
AppleIIfan: I can't even get 4.2 to see the images!
AF: That doesn't work just wants to format it at 800k

AppleIIfan
November 18th, 2011, 02:50 PM
What format are the images in??
DiskCopy 6.3 will do 400k images as well

njroadfan
November 18th, 2011, 02:52 PM
AppleIIfan: I can't even get 4.2 to see the images!
AF: That doesn't work just wants to format it at 800k

You sure the resource type of the file is correct? I know Disk Copy 4.2 can make 400k MFS floppies, I've done it before! You can also give Apple's older imaging utility "DART" a try, get it here: http://www.macmothership.com/lisacontent/util_lisa.html

Anonymous Freak
November 18th, 2011, 02:57 PM
AppleIIfan: I can't even get 4.2 to see the images!
AF: That doesn't work just wants to format it at 800k

I'll double-check when I get home. I could swear that trick still worked in 7.5, and went away in 7.6, but maybe it went away in 7.5....

Chromedome45
November 18th, 2011, 03:58 PM
Ok tried DART, Disk copy 6.3 and 4.2 no luck. When going to the file open box nothing shows up in the folder I selected. No files nothing. However finder shows the files. So I'm a little confused here. BTW AF that trick does work in sys 6.0.8.

commodorejohn
November 18th, 2011, 04:09 PM
If nothing is perceiving the files but the Finder, it's probably a file-type issue. Do they have a disk-image kind of icon, or just a generic "document" icon? You can use ResEdit or one of the assorted "file-typer" extensions out there to set their type code correctly.

Chromedome45
November 18th, 2011, 04:32 PM
Look like standard folder icons & I am not to familiar with ResEdit.