The question I originally asked was (somewhat paraphrased):
How can you read mac disks on a SUN Sparcstation?
I got back about a dozen messages reccomending that the mac folks save
in MS-DOS format, two reccomendations of the "Mac Application Enviromnent"
for Slowlaris, two questions/wisecracks about my login name, and one "me
Unfortunately, none of these solutions is feasable: The folks generating
the disks are some 800 miles away, and _insist_ that they can only save
in mac format. This may be clueless operators (I suspect), or old software,
it's not something I can easilly change. The Mac Application Environment
sounds interesting, except that a) It runs only under Slowlaris (which
I won't touch), and b) neither message says specifically that this will
let me read mac floppies, so I still have to wonder.
The bottom line is, though, that no, the hardware isn't capable of reading
the mac variable-speed floppies, and to get to the data, they'd have to write
it in some other format. Which, for me, means that I've got to go with the
8-hour turnaround time solution of having a friend in another department
extract the data for me.
Thanks to all that replied.
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