Re: [NTLK] Formatting & Erasing Linear Flash Cards

From: L.W. Brown <>
Date: Mon Aug 04 2008 - 23:28:35 EDT

Also no expert, but I've long heard that what you're attempting is not
At best, you could erase/format the blank card in your Newt, then try
the usual bootstrapping techniques to load the bin back on it
(properly renamed, if necessary), but I still think that your Newt
would not recognize it as a valid soup (even with a pkg extension
instead of bin)...

On 4. Aug.,`08, at 23:11 EDT, John Broughton wrote:

> First, I seem to remember that the Newton cannot read a flash card
> that has been initialized or formatted as a FAT volume. Since a PC
> can only format a card in it's own format, FAT, FAT 32, or NTFS,
> your Newton can not read them. Formatting on an older Mac that has a
> 16 bit, 5 volt PC card slot won't work either since the Newton
> cannot read that format either.
> The second hurdle is that the Newton's PC card slots are 16 bit, 5
> volt and all modern PC and Mac PC card slots are 32 bit cardbus
> slots operating at 3.3 volts. In other words, I don't think you can
> get there from here. I'm far from being an expert on the subject and
> others more informed will correct me.

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