Can I make a 1.2 OS disk?

HxC Floppy Emulator E-mu SP1200 support
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Egg
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Can I make a 1.2 OS disk?

Post by Egg » Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:56 pm

Bought an SP-1200 in an estate sale. Missing the OS disk. Seller said the disk drive might be bad anyway.

I want to make my own OS disk to test the drive. I see there is an .hfe OS file here available, can I convert it back to the original format and put it on a 3.5 floppy using a PC?

Or will I have to buy the OS disk on Ebay for $15 :)...Im in the UK so wanted to avoid that if possible...

I plan to install HxC on it (as I've already done on my EII) soon, but would just like to test the drive out first.

How is it done? :)

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Re: Can I make a 1.2 OS disk?

Post by Egg » Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:36 am

Gave up and bought an OS disk.. easier and quicker.

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Re: Can I make a 1.2 OS disk?

Post by Jeff » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:03 am

Egg wrote: I want to make my own OS disk to test the drive. I see there is an .hfe OS file here available, can I convert it back to the original format and put it on a 3.5 floppy using a PC?
No, since the SP1200/EII format is 100% incompatible with the PC world. You need the SP1200 with an HxC to do this, or an additionnal hardware connected to the PC.

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