HP 150 stiffies

From: Doug Yowza <yowza_at_yowza.com>
Date: Sun May 10 11:12:37 1998

On Sun, 10 May 1998, Joe wrote:

> >HP adopted 3.5" disks before they evolved into the disk used commonly
> >today, so newer disks aren't compatible. Of course, HP also used a
> >proprietary formatting scheme.
> Wronnngggg! They are compatible. I've been using regular commercial
> 3.5" disk in my HP 150, Integral and other HPs for years. You just have to
> format them in the HP machine to get the HP format. Almost all the HPs use
> different formats so you have to format them in the same type machine and
> drive that you're goint to use them in. FWIW all those floppy drives are
> made by Sony.

Well, of course, that was the first thing I tried before I made my post,
and I received an error something like "unrecognized floppy". I have a
bunch of DS/DD's that have Mac stuff on them, so I tried to format a
couple of those. Is it possible that the format program tries to read the
floppy first to determine what format to use? If so, what's the
equivalent to "format /u" for HP's menu-driven format program?

Received on Sun May 10 1998 - 11:12:37 BST

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