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PLUS Floppy Disk Problems

aihk

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Can I use a 1.44M floppy disk to make a bootable disk for plus use? I've searched a lot of information and couldn't find a suitable method.
 

pfuentes69

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Can I use a 1.44M floppy disk to make a bootable disk for plus use? I've searched a lot of information and couldn't find a suitable method.
What do you have at hand to write the floppy? Another classic Mac?
If so, you can put a sticker to cover the HD hole in the floppy and write on it a 800K boot image.
 

aihk

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What do you have at hand to write the floppy? Another classic Mac?
If so, you can put a sticker to cover the HD hole in the floppy and write on it a 800K boot image.
I have tried it, but the square hole cannot be formatted after the paper is attached. I have PLUS, SE, CLASSIC, LC, LCII. I searched for the information just now, can it only be formatted as one-sided?
I only have a 1.44M floppy disk
 
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pfuentes69

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Well... this is how I did it... I covered the HD hole and used another Mac to copy the image... I think I used the G3 Wallstreet, but this should just work with others, I guess.
For the Plus is dual-sided, but not high density. Single sided is the 128K or first 512K.
 

aihk

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Well... this is how I did it... I covered the HD hole and used another Mac to copy the image... I think I used the G3 Wallstreet, but this should just work with others, I guess.
For the Plus is dual-sided, but not high density. Single sided is the 128K or first 512K.
I only have 372K after formatting
 

aihk

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After the format you get a "Verification" screen that checks the disks and starts reducing the size of available space?
If so, I'd try another floppy or another computer...
There is no verification screen after formatting. I gave the formatted floppy disk to PLUS and it can be used, but the capacity is only less than 400K.
 

pfuentes69

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There is no verification screen after formatting. I gave the formatted floppy disk to PLUS and it can be used, but the capacity is only less than 400K.
Did you try different floppies? Always the same resulting size?
 
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