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    Angry mac is making me mad

    i need help
    i have a powerpc 5500/225
    i want to install mac os 8.5 so i can install linux
    problem
    in order to format the hdd i have to make a utilitys disk
    ive tryed making one but after 40 disks it ses each is defective and i cant find mac formatted floppies anyware in town and it would cost 4.85 + 7.95s&h to order from staples
    i need a tool for windows or linux that will format floppys for mac
    ive had this computer sitting here for 2 years cause the hdd went and ive been trying to fix it since
    im about ready to throw it out the window
    i need any advice u can give me even if it doesnt go with my question
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    Maybe the floppy drive is also defective?
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    it would read and write disk befor the hdd went
    maby il see if i can find one on ebay
    and since when did mac use ide hard drives cause thats what this thing has
    i thought they were wall scsi based
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    I don't know much about Mac's, but I'm guessing that the IDE thing has something to do with the fact that it's a PowerPC, and not a regular Mac.

    I have two PowerPCs lying around that I have no use for, I can probably dig the floppy out of one if you need. PM me if you're interested.

    Actually come to think of it, I could probably make you a utility disk image. Then you could rawrite it to a disk... I'll get back to you in a bit.
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