Re: MacIntosh diskettes
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On Fri, 5 Dec 1997, Rick Hawkins wrote:
> > How can I configure a Debian 1.3.1 box to read and write on/to Mac
> > diskettes and which programs can I use ?
> You can't. The pc type drive is physically incapable of handling the
> mac format.
This is only true for the very old low density disks.
Todays 1.44MB floppys are hardware compatible with the dos ones, only the
data is organized differently. Install hfsutils. From the package info
Description: Tools for reading and writing Macintosh volumes.
HFS is the native Macintosh filesystem format.
This package contains several command-line utilities for
reading and writing Macintosh HFS-formatted media such as
floppy disks, CD-ROMs, and hard disks.
Also included is a scriptable Tcl shell and `xhfs', a
comprehensive X interface.
I once used this with success to read data from a Mac formatted floppy.
> The solution is to use pc format disks, which both the mac & linux can
> read & write.
This needs special programs on the MAC that may not be there.
And it's rather inconvenient.
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