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My Floppy Disk Died????
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Feb 19, 2001, 11:31 PM
My bootable floppy disk containing .....
Minimal System Folder
Disk 1st Aid

has quit functioning..When inserted the dialog appears...The disk is unreadable by this computor, do you want to initialize?????
The drive is ok because other floppy's will mount and open...

I created this bootable disk in the days of OS8.0/8.1 (I'm running 8.6 now)...... I inserted OS8.0 and OS8.1 CD but not as a startup disk.. I don't see any dialog that tells me how to create a bootable floppy disk...I don't recall how I did it two or three years ago....

Can anyone out there in Macintosk land have a solution?????

I have my OS CD's, DiskWarrior, Norton and ZIP Rescue Disk but I also would like the flexibility of having a bootable floppy disk..(Just in case my CD- ROM drive quits on me...My computor is a 6116PPC
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Feb 19, 2001, 11:49 PM
On your Mac OS 8.0/8.1 CD, there should be a folder called "Disk Tools Images". Open this folder and double click the disk image icon. From there, you should be prompted to make your new 'Disk Tools' floppy disk.

[This message has been edited by WillyB (edited 02-20-2001).]
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Feb 20, 2001, 01:02 AM
You are the man of the hour.... I went to the Disk Tools folder and it tells you to insert two floppy's..... They both contain a minimal system folder,Disk First Aid and Drive Setup Lite.
The system folder is the same on both disks....... But disk 1 has 54K available.. On Disk 2 125K was available...... I then placed Scsci Probe on Disk 2 and still had 37K available.......
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