PC to Mac?

Christian Awaraji ca00 at aub.edu.lb
Wed Feb 5 05:01:31 EST 1997


I had the same problem you encountered. What I did is use the already 
formatted IBM ZIP cartridge. Be careful with the names you are using when 
acquiring with FACStation (do not use prefix longer than 8 alphanumerics 
and suffix longer 3, as these will have funny names on IBM formatted 
On the other hand if you want to use the ZIP cartridge on your MAC for 
archiving purpose, you might find a problem in formatting it as MAC; What 
you can do is to remove the PC Exchange from the Control Panels and 
restart your computer: now you will be able to format it as MAC.

Good Luck,
Christian Awaraji
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
American University of Beirut - Medical Center 
e-mail: Christian Awaraji <ca00 at aub.edu.lb>
voice: +961-3-771314

On Tue, 4 Feb 1997, Matthias Haury wrote:

> Scott,
> 1. There shouldn't be a problem if you format the ZIP cartridges on the Mac
> using PC Exchange, then they should be readable in the PC as well as the
> Mac. Be careful with the PC utilities to format the ZIP cartridges, as some
> of them might format the disk a way that makes it unreadable on the Mac
> (using PC exchange).
> I still don't know why this is the case but I had this problem a couple of
> times (mainly using Windows 95)
> 2. Make sure that you transfer the files using FACSnet in BINARY mode,
> otherwise your data will be lost.
> 3. Why don't you connect the Mac directly to the FACScan and transfer the
> files from the HP to the Mac (ZIP on the Mac for backup) using FACSNet ?
> There are freeware utilites like Fetch that allow easy transfer from the HP
> FACScan to the MAC once you have FACSNet running on the HP in Server mode.
> Let me know if you need more details on this.
> Hope this helps, Cheers, Matthias
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> At 14:29 -0500 3/02/97, T. Scott Thurmond wrote:
> >To the list,
> >    Here's my problem!  We are using an older FACScan (in clinical
> >department) which is FACSnetted to a Gateway 2000 computer.  A Zip drive
> >is being hooked up to the Gateway which will be used to backup listmode
> >files.  What we would like to do is add a Zip drive to a PowerMac and do
> >our analyses on it using CellQuest.  Basically this is going from a PC
> >to a Mac (I already have HPtoMac, courtesy of Soft Flow).  My question
> >is, is this doable?  Are there translators available to make this
> >feasible?  Should I save my money (and my sanity)?
> >  Thanks in advance for any advice or suggestions.
> >Scott

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