How to format a floppy disk

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by karambos, Sep 29, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2004
    G4 dual 1GHz MDD, 1,25 GB Ram, OS 10.2.8

    I'm trying to format a floppy disk.

    I can't find any "Format" option in any of the menus or registers of Disk Utility. I successfully erased an MS-DOS formatted disk which then no longer showed up on the desktop. When I ejected it and re-inserted it I got a message saying "You have inserted a disk that is not compatible with Mac OSX. If you wish to initialise press initialise". I pressed initialise and Disk Utility opened again. But I can't find an initialise option. I tried mounting, erasing, repairing, verifying.

    Can anyone tell me how to format a floppy?

    As always I'm grateful for any help.
  2. macrumors 65816


    Jan 24, 2004
    Cadillac, MI
    The "Initalize" option is actually under "Erase"--Click the disk, click the "Erase" tab, set your settings, and click "Erase".

    I'm in 10.3--so there might be something a little different for you, but try that.

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