Creating 5.25 Floppy Disks from Mass Storage IIGS

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Creating 5.25 Floppy Disks from Mass Storage IIGS

This is following up on my previous post where I finally found out what was going wrong with my drives.  I'm so new to this but I have no one to ask so I'm hoping someone out there can help me.  I have  a new GS, both size floppy drives, and everything is functioning.  I have GS/OS floppy and a mass storage device.  I have figured out how to make 3.5 floppies this way from a .PO image.  My question is--can you do that as well with 5.25 floppies?  No disk shows up on GS/OS when I put a disk in--there doesn't seem to be a way to view, read, or write from it.  Is this by design or am I doing something wrong?  I realize the computer kind of functions as two separate machines, and I'm wondering if you can only access the apple II floppies from DOS.  I'm just trying to get my bearings and not waste a ton of time if it's not something possible/easily acheivable.  

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Making 5.25" disks from .po

Making 5.25" disks from .po or .dsk images is identical in process to the 3.5".  I presume you are using ADTPro.

 

Have you daisy-chained the drives correctly?

The drive nearest the computer has to be the 3.5" drive.

The last drive in the daisy chain is the 5.25" drive.  You can have four drives in the daisy chain.   Two 3.5" drives and two 5.25" drives.

 

Your IIGS should detect them properly with that arrangement.

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No, I'm not using ADTPro.  I
No, I'm not using ADTPro.  I have the drives set up correctly.  I'm thinking there is something else wrong.  If i place a blank or bootable disk in the 5.25 drive if GS/OS is running nothing happens.  It never shows a drive or disk on the "desktop."  I'm not sure if this means there is something wrong with my drive--which does read bootable floppies no problem at startup.  I'm pretty confused.  I'm trying to move them from a SD Smart Port drive to the floppies.  I'm thinking ADTPro may be what I have to do--I'm still very new to this--but that doesn't solve the issue of why my 5.25 disks don't show in GS/OS.
 
 
 
 
baldrick wrote:

Making 5.25" disks from .po or .dsk images is identical in process to the 3.5".  I presume you are using ADTPro.

 

Have you daisy-chained the drives correctly?

The drive nearest the computer has to be the 3.5" drive.

The last drive in the daisy chain is the 5.25" drive.  You can have four drives in the daisy chain.   Two 3.5" drives and two 5.25"

 

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If they don’t work in GSOS or

If they don’t work in GSOS or 8 bit mode check the slot settings in the control panel.

If they don’t work only in GSOS see if your AppleDisk5.25 driver is disabled

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Thank you so much, it was

Thank you so much, it was totally the driver issue!

 

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