G4IDE and ][GS disks (slightly off topic)

From: Sellam Ismail <foo_at_siconic.com>
Date: Wed Dec 13 15:00:47 2000

On Wed, 13 Dec 2000, Henry Broekhuyse wrote:

> Your PC will be of no use for data transfer by floppy, even with a 5.25"
> floppy drive installed. The GCR recording method used by the Apple II series
> of computers cannot be read or written by a *standard* PC floppy drive
> controller. If you must use a PC, the "easiest to implement" method of file
> transfer with an Apple II series computer is via a "null modem" serial
> connection.

I was trying to transfer WP files the other day using a method Tony
mentioned: printing the files through a null modem cable to a PC. So I
hooked it all up but for some reason AppleWorks does not behave properly
when I print the file. I'm telling it to print to an ImageWriter on Slot
2. I have a Super Serial Card there but the jumper block is configured to
"MODEM", although this should not have any effect on how bytes are sent
through the card. That jumper block is really just like a null modem
thingy. Anyway, nothing comes out over the serial cable to my PC.
AppleWorks basically locks up and I have to reset (whichAW recovers from
by throwing me back into the main menu).

I verified the connection was good by testing it with ProTerm and I was
able to send and receive characters on both ends.

Any ideas?

Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
International Man of Intrigue and Danger http://www.vintage.org
Received on Wed Dec 13 2000 - 15:00:47 GMT

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