Re: [NTLK] Formatting & Erasing Linear Flash Cards

From: L.W. Brown <>
Date: Mon Aug 04 2008 - 23:44:30 EDT

That is exactly the situation regarding sources!
No extra machine exists or is necessary: formatting is done inside the
Newt, by "erasing."
That's why there is a "bootstrap" issue: how to get files that permit
communication (ethernet, WiFi, etc.) onto a bare Newt in the first

On 4. Aug.,`08, at 23:32 EDT, James Wages wrote:

> all Linear cards would have had to be especially formatted for the
> Apple
> Newton, otherwise they would not work. That would in turn mean that
> only a
> select few vendors would have ever sold such flash cards. That
> would also
> mean that anyone trying to buy a linear flash card today could only
> find
> one's on EBAY, sold by someone who has a "magically formatted card"
> that
> will work on the Newton.

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