Another "help me" thread

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by Waywick, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. Waywick macrumors newbie

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    You know that 800k floppy drive with an Apple II?

    How do I even use it?

    My Apple IIGS boots/reads disks off the 5.25 drive.

    How do I read floppies in the 800k?
     
  2. macEfan macrumors 65816

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    Is your startup disk which loads the GS OS on the 5.25" floppy?
     
  3. Waywick thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Uhhh, GS/OS?

    I use Apple DOS 3.3....
     
  4. David Schmidt macrumors 6502

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    You can't use a 800k diskette with DOS 3.3. You need to move up to at least ProDOS - it's the first OS that really understands how to use it.
     
  5. Waywick thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Any idea on how I'd acquire ProDOS?
     
  6. David Schmidt macrumors 6502

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  7. Waywick thread starter macrumors newbie

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