Problem installing floppy drive
Posted 08 January 2007 - 03:08 PM
When I plugged the FDD into the iMac's USB port, the drive was not detected, so I proceeded to follow the instructions in the "Installation & User's Guide" which came with the floppy drive. I put the Driver CD into the CD-ROM drive, opened the "MAC" folder, and found the "usbfddmac.sit" file. I double-clicked on that file and Stuffit uncompressed the "MITSUMI FD Driver INST" file. (I downloaded STuffit Expander.) When I double-clicked on the "MITSUMI FD Driver INST" file, a message box appeared with the following message: "You cannot open the application "MITSUMI FD Driver INST" because it is not supported on this system."
Have I done anything wrong while attempting to install the floppy drive, or was I sold something which is not compatible with my iMac or MAC OS 10.4? Any help you can give would be appreciated.
Posted 08 January 2007 - 03:19 PM
Also, I never had to install any drivers, OS X just saw it as a removable drive, same as it does with my CF card readers.
Posted 09 January 2007 - 06:14 AM
No driver install needed -- for OSX or OS9.
My ancient VST USB floppy drive works as well as it can at
its age. I suspect general disuse to be a problem. I have
to whack it a few time to get its attention.