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Old 11 January 2007, 13:53   #1
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PC-Amiga Problems

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I have followed word for word the instructions for transfering the twinexpress program from my pc floppy disk onto my Amiga but the Amiga doesnt want to play! Have also tried DOScross and several other utilities but the Amiga still wont recognize the pc floppy disk.

I have been using a SELECT 3.5" 135 TPI DS HD disk and covering the second hole to fool the the floppy drive into thinking its an LD disk without any luck

Has anybody got any suggestions
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Old 11 January 2007, 18:25   #2
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HD disks donīt work (my experience). Take a LD and format it (Amiga) to 7?0 kb.
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Old 11 January 2007, 19:38   #3
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yeah, the best bet is to actually format the disk using the Amiga drive and then if it works in the PC you're laughing. I never had good luck with floppy drives. I love this modern world, haven't had to use a floppy for years!
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Old 12 January 2007, 13:03   #4
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Take a LD and format it (Amiga) to 7?0 kb.
880KB if my memory serves me right
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Ensure you are executing the PC0: icon from the storage disk (Amiga 1200) and then put the floppy in the Amiga drive and format it for PC usage.

720kb PC format not 880kb Amiga
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Old 12 January 2007, 15:21   #6
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to format 720 Kb disks on PC with windowsXP you may need probably an external program, check on current tools like that on softpedia or similar software reserves. also, use a normal 880kb amiga disk for the operation.
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Hi
I have followed word for word the instructions for transfering the twinexpress program from my pc floppy disk onto my Amiga but the Amiga doesnt want to play! Have also tried DOScross and several other utilities but the Amiga still wont recognize the pc floppy disk.

I have been using a SELECT 3.5" 135 TPI DS HD disk and covering the second hole to fool the the floppy drive into thinking its an LD disk without any luck

Has anybody got any suggestions
Cheers
don't use twinexpress it sucks...from what i remember it does not support long filenames and it's really slow an unstable (i was unable to make it work at high rates)...buy a parrallel null cable and use pc2amiga, the most efficient program of all...
and to transfer your tool from pc 2 amiga through floppy, format any non hd floppy on your amiga workbench pc0: device (to be mounted maybe) - it's 720Kbytes capacity...you can use hd disks as dd disks on your amiga, but your pc won't recognize them as dd disks so that it will fail at writing/reading..
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