Internal Floppy not recondized in OS X (10.1.5)

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  1. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604

    LimeiBook86

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    I have a Power macintosh G3 Mini Tower, CD,ZIP, and Floppy. The Floppy drive works fine in OS 9 but don't do anythigng in OS X. If you put a floppy in the drive wont even make a noise. I have Mac OS X 10.1.5, any reasons why it won't work? Help please...
     
  2. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    Floppy

    Who makes the floppy drive?

    My teacher said we need to save all our essays and stuff on a floppy, but I don't have a floppy drive.

    So, since I have .mac, I just go to class, connect to my iDisk, and in my Documents folder, is all my work. It all updates, so I dont even have to put it in there. Its really cool.
     
  3. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    Re: Internal Floppy not recondized in OS X (10.1.5)

    i was just messing w/ my floppy drive today...

    i've got a VST USB floppy drive which i'd only used under os9. i recently installed jag. today i popped in a floppy, and i got nothing.

    what i found:

    1. the floppy has to be formatted to mount

    2. an unformatted floppy does nothing

    3. to work around 2., unplug the drive (well, you can't, but this may help others), put the floppy in, plug it back in. this should mount it (though i haven't verified that, so ymmv).

    i did boot to os9 and install drivers, but nothing on osx. according to vst, they're built into the OS (dunno if that counts for 10.1.5, though)

    hope some of this helps
     
  4. LimeiBook86 thread starter macrumors 604

    LimeiBook86

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    I guess I wasen't clear on this, the Floppy drive is internal. It is built into the Power Macintosh G3 Mini Tower (biege) When I insert a floppy under OS X the drive doesn't even make any noises, the floppy just stays in the drive and thats it! I wonder why it is doing this, I have tryed many floppies. I know the drive works, in OS 9 it works fine, also when I go to Apple System profiler in OS X it doesn't show the floppy Drive under "Drives and Volumes" I don't know what can be wrong!! I want help!:(
     
  5. Wash!! macrumors 6502

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    OS X does not support floppies

    OS X does not support internal floppy drives in the old beige G3 there is an UNIX utility that can make work, I haven't use it because I have no need for it I haven't use a floppy in 3 years (what's a floppy any way? :p

    An external USB floppy drive works fine.

    here is the link use on your own risk
    http://www.versiontracker.com/mp/propageapp.m

    PS. here it is another driver you can use once again use at your own risk
    http://www.darwin-development.org/floppy/
     
  6. LimeiBook86 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Cool!

    Ok I will try those later, thanks a lot :)
     

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