How do I load programs onto my PowerBook 520c?

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    Ariii

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    Hi! My PowerBook 520c is functioning perfectly and has ~225 MB of disk space. How do I load a program onto multiple floppies on MacOS 8 (I can't fit the entire program on one floppy)? I have a TiBook with Mac OS X 10.4 using a USB floppy drive.
    I can't use AppleTalk, my modem doesn't have one of those phone jack cables.
    If there's no way to load it onto multiple floppies, how do I do that without floppies (No SCSI or ADB cables, though)?
    Or is there no way to do this?
     
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    David Schmidt

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    You will want to get an AAUI-15 transceiver and get it on your network.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    That's if the Titanium Powerbook is running some kind of compatible networking that the 520 can see. Otherwise ..

    As for what can't fit on a floppy, what is it you've got that is too big for one disk? Use the disk as a vehicle, like multiple loads across town when moving. Put stuff on more than one, move it, and copy it all back to the same place when loading onto the 520.
     
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    Ariii

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    Thanks... the problem is that I don't have DropSegment on either Mac, which means that I can't segment files on my TiBook, and I can't unsegment them on my 520c.
     
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    Anonymous Freak

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    Do you have OS 9 loaded on the TiBook in addition to 10.4? If so, you can boot into OS 9 and use "Classic" Mac OS file sharing to have the two talk to each other with an AAUI adapter. Bonus: With the AAUI adapter, you can get the PowerBook on the Internet!
     
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    Ariii

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    Thanks. I think I might just get the AAUI adaptor anyways, even though I found a program, Compact Pro, that works great and it transferred files beautifully between my TiBook and 520c. I have a clamshell iBook with MacOS 9, so I have that to use. Thanks!
     
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    Ariii

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    The USB Floppy drive I was using on my TiBook went bad. I'm going to buy the AAUI adaptor. The 520c is working nicely -- it's a great form factor, and it's perfect for simple text editing. I think I'm using it almost as much as my TiBook :eek:.
     

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