Re: [NTLK] Formatting & Erasing Linear Flash Cards

From: James Wages <>
Date: Tue Aug 05 2008 - 00:47:50 EDT


Scratch my the final question at the end of my previous email, as Apple
gives the answer to that here:

But I would still appreciate hearing about the Windows device driver though,
despite what Victor had to say about this back in 2005:

Thank you,

James Wages


On 8/5/08 1:38 PM, "James Wages" <> wrote:

> John,
> With regard to the part of your email I've quoted below, I must again repeat
> that this PC my friend's friend uses is at least 8 years old. It's ancient.
> So it's likely it meets the requirements of 16-bit and 5-volt. But again, it
> lacks the driver named "PCMCIA and Flash memory
> devices", despite the fact it has XP on it.
> So could someone please extract and send me the appropriate Windows PC card
> device driver? I can then test and let the Newton world know if there is a
> possible solution here.
> Alternatively, which ancient Mac notebook model has a 5v, 16-bit PC card slot
> built-in?
> Many thanks,
> James Wages
> ===========
> On 8/5/08 1:16 PM, "John Broughton" <> wrote:
>> It is just barely possible that if you can find a really old PC laptop that
>> does use the 16 bit 5 volt PC slot and uses a really old OS, such as DOS 6,
>> you might be able to format the card in Microsoft Flash Format, but I doubt
>> it. The fact that your friends older PC laptop can read the data on the card
>> is no indication that it can set up that card to work in a Newt. Most 5 volt
>> cards are readable in 3.3 volt PC slots but, as you found out, they are not
>> writable. Bottom line, if you have other cards that are readable in the Newt,
>> it would not be a good idea to test or format them in a Mac or PC.

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