Floppy Driver for OS X, for a Beige G3?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Sweetfeld28, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816

    Sweetfeld28

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    I know that OS X does not offically support the internal floppy drives that came with the beige G3's, b ut i was just wondering if anyone has found some drivers which makes them work. If so, does it work normally?

    I am wondering this because at my sisters college, all the PC's have are floppy drives, and not a single Zip drive which i already have installed.
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    There was at one point a driver created for Darwin that would work with OSX, but I have no idea where to find it or if it's compatible for later versions.

    A far better bet would be a slightly newer USB-equipped Mac and an external USB floppy drive, which work quite well (and they're probably less flaky than the internal floppy drives in the beige G3s, which at this point are hit and miss for working at all in my experience).

    Edit: here's the link, good luck:

    http://www.darwin-development.org/floppy/
     
  3. Sweetfeld28 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sweetfeld28

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    yeah, i found that site yesterday. Someone told me awhile ago that there is a Beta version somewhere on the web.
     

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