Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2012 5:12 PM (in response to Austin Kinsella1)
OK, here's the deal. I have a CNC mill that has a 3.5 floppy with MS DOS OS that runs the mill. I took the floppy and copied the OS on my mac. I then tried to back up on a MS DOS (FAT12) formated floppy. When I tried to run the mill from this floppy, the files could not be opened. What am I doing wrong?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 4, 2012 1:08 AM (in response to stuaci)
Have you verified that the mill is using FAT12?
Do I understand correctly that the mill boots from the floppy - it has no other storage?
If that is the case, then the new disk needs to be in the correct format and set up as a boot disk, which will not happen automatically, and I'm not sure if you can do it with OS X. The instructions on this page should help.
If it is something you need to do a lot of, and have no access to an MS-DOS computer, you could consider installing the Parallels virtual machine software on your Mac, and setting up a virtual MS-DOS system.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 7, 2012 3:07 PM (in response to Austin Kinsella1)
Thanks for your help. I decided to just borrow someone's PC laptop, and copy the disk that way. I appriciate your help.