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Nov 29, 2001, 07:11 PM
 
This is really making me angry. Everytime I put in a floppy or even my Iomega HipZip, my iMac says it is unreadable, either eject or initialize. Whenever I go into OS X, it works fine. Whats going on?
     
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Dec 3, 2001, 10:16 PM
 
THey took floppy support out of os9 on 9.1 i believe. Could be related? I dont know much about the hipzip, but i'd have to assume it is treated similaryly to a floppy. Try installing the hipzip software and see if it works.
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Dec 3, 2001, 10:42 PM
 
For some reason the file exchange control panel wasnt installed in my system folder but it was in my back up. That was weird. I put it back in and now it works....stupid file exchange .
     
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Dec 4, 2001, 05:09 PM
 
Originally posted by gto47:
<STRONG>THey took floppy support out of os9 on 9.1 i believe. Could be related? I dont know much about the hipzip, but i'd have to assume it is treated similaryly to a floppy. Try installing the hipzip software and see if it works.</STRONG>
They most certainly did not remove floppy support in 9. It's gone in X, but it works just fine in 9.
     
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Dec 4, 2001, 05:11 PM
 
My floppy works fine is OS X.
     
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Dec 4, 2001, 05:17 PM
 
Originally posted by xyber233:
<STRONG>My floppy works fine is OS X.</STRONG>
What kind? The internal floppy on my Beige G3 is dead. Works fine in 9 but doesn't do a bloody thing in X.
     
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Dec 4, 2001, 05:20 PM
 
It is not completely gone, but they removed a lot of parts of it. Notice that you cant initialize floppies anymore? You cant format the disks, but you can read/write them.
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