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On 01/08/2002 08:47:59 PM PST "Fred Cisin (XenoSoft)" wrote:
>On Tue, 8 Jan 2002, M H Stein wrote:
>> Do I gather from previous discussions that it's a
>> problem reading an Apple II floppy disk on a PC?
>No PROBLEM, just impossible.
>There have been a few special boards that could be installed into a PC to
>do it. The Compaticard is NOT one of them. "Match Point" might be, as is
>Apple Turnover, and it's even theoretically possible to do it with the
>CopyII Option board (if you are willing to write a program comparable to
>the Apple OS file system. Same with Catweasel - theoretical possibility,
>but significant software needed but not available.
>> I think with a little software I could transfer it
>> to one of my PETs via the cassette port, and from there
>> it would be trivial to get to a PC, but I'm hoping
>> there's an easier way.
>Really? The PC can't do PET disks, either. But you MIGHT be able to
>interface one of the aftermarket IEEE488 drives to the Pet with some
>trivial hardware, and then interface it to the PC, and just write a file
>system for it.
>But, if you have a serial port on the Pet, then it'll be easy.
>Or maybe you could program the cassette port of a 5150?
>If you have an Amiga, and are willing to buy or write significant
>software, it can (in theory) do both Apple and PC.
>> I have a CompatiCard I and Uniform, and I still have
>Those will be nice for doing MFM diskettes. No help at all for GCR
>(Apple and Commodore).
>> the T300 that no one wanted which can do 96TPI 640K
>> MS-DOS diskettes as well as the usual MS-DOS 5.25
>> formats, if that's of any use.
>If you DO figure out a use for it, let me know. Somewhere around here are
>a few of them. I patched PC-Write to run on it, but never came up with
>anything else to do with it. Eventually I gave one to Toshiba's MRI
>division, because they couldn't get one throught their main corporation.
>Grumpy Ol' Fred

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