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G3 under OS X not seeing Floppy

     
3:21 am on Feb 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hey guys and dolls,

This one completely baffled me. A friend of mine has an old black G3 laptop. When the machine is stared under OS X, it will not recognize that there is a floppy disk inserted. It will however see the disk under OS 9. Does anyone have any ideas?

3:36 am on Feb 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Basically, Apple has a funny way of saying it is not supported in OS X, but here is their article:

http*://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106234

I had the same "problem" with a beige G3.

added: There is a driver you could try if you were brave, but, of course, it is unsupported by Apple and is quite old:

http*://www.darwin-development.org/floppy/

3:42 am on Feb 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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LOL, the instructions listed is what I had her do. I was just hoping that was not the permenant remedy outside of trashing OS X or telling her it is time for a new machine.

thanks bodine