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cjbriare



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:07 pm    Post subject: Found some floppies labeled "Stuff from next station&qu Reply with quote

About a year ago I purchased a complete Apple IIe system with all original boxes and documentation, accessories, software, etc.

Apparently under the 5.25 disks in the case was a few 3.5 disks labeled "stuff from next station", and "next computer (work)"

(no idea how I missed that...)

But my curiosity has taken over and I want to see what's on them. They look like standard floppies, but is there any way to tell if they are 2.88 or 1.44 just from looking at them?

I can't recall if you can load a 2.88 in a standard 1.44 drive or not, though. Confused

I'm hoping that whoever made these formatted them for PC or Mac, as I do not have a working NeXT system.

I'll post pictures as soon as I can
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2.88mb floppies have one of the two notches at the bottom offset and/or the ED Extended Density logo.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're curious enough I wouldn't mind reading them and sending you a zip file. I can't imagine it would cost much to ship 2 floppies.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finally got around to getting my copy of OPENSTEP running in a VM again,

So I finally was able to check out the floppies with a USB disk drive.

(And it only took 3 months!)

To not much surprise, Windows couldn't read the floppy, so I made an image of it using a Linux VM then put the images on my openstep VM and they mounted!


Nothing incredibly interesting was on them, as it seems whoever they originally belonged to owned some sort of computer store in California, there's a ton of invoices and inventory lists as text documents on both disks from 1997.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finally got around to getting my copy of OPENSTEP running in a VM again,

So I finally was able to check out the floppies with a USB disk drive.

(And it only took 3 months!)

To not much surprise, Windows couldn't read the floppy, so I made an image of it using a Linux VM then put the images on my openstep VM and they mounted!


Nothing incredibly interesting was on them, as it seems whoever they originally belonged to owned some sort of computer store in California, there's a ton of invoices and inventory lists as text documents on both disks from 1997.
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