Copy a Floppy Diskette

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  1. froggytreafrogg macrumors regular

    froggytreafrogg

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    Hi, I own an external USB floppy drive and a set of system 7 diskettes. Is there anyway to make a copy of the disks. I'm using the drive on a MBP running OS X Leopard. Any help. PS: I'm just making the copy as a backup. Thanks :apple:
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 601

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    I don't know if Disk Utility will image them, but you can always use dd in Terminal.
     
  3. jsgreen macrumors 6502

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  4. sammich macrumors 601

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    Disk Utility (/Applications/Utilities/). Go to File > New > from 'floppy name'.

    Choose save destination and done.
     
  5. froggytreafrogg thread starter macrumors regular

    froggytreafrogg

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    thanks for the response, could you give me some clear instructions of dd? i had tried it before but the instructions that i had from this web site were useless (step one: start step two: end) there were very unclear. thanks again
     
  6. froggytreafrogg thread starter macrumors regular

    froggytreafrogg

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    thanks for the response, the floppy that i am using is a 1.44 mb, 3.5 inch diskette.
     
  7. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    I'm hoping the poster was just being sarcastic since the floppy drive on the Mac was removed many years ago.
     
  8. Aea macrumors 6502a

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    Don't Copy That Floppy!

    Speaking of floppies and macs, http://ohlssonvox.8k.com/fdd_raid.htm
     

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