Lisa low-level hard disk formatting disk (was -- Re: Rotated Lisa Screen)

From: Shirl <shirlgato_at_email.domain.hidden>
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2008 07:55:32 -0700

Hello Rudolf,

I looked at the disk image you attached and this disk seems to be the Lisa Test disk. I don't think this has anything to do with hard disk formatting, at least this my take but I may be mistaken. Others with more knowledge in this area may reply with definitive answers.

The disk is a Lisa Monitor disk which has lots of Lisa Test files.

My understanding is there is a special formatting program for Lisa Widget hard disks that runs only on an Apple /// computer. I know for sure that was the case for the Apple ProFile hard disk and believe this is the same situation for the Widget drives.

Also, a special controller board ROM may be needed for the Widget to support formatting. That is the case with the ProFile and I suspect Apple may have done the same wtih the Widget.

Hope this helps.

>From: "Rudolf Brandst÷tter" <R.Brandstoetter_at_email.domain.hidden>
>To: lisalist_at_email.domain.hidden
>Subject: Re: Rotated Lisa Screen
>Date: Sun, Dec 21, 2008, 12:01 PM

> NEWS from the hunt for the Low Level Format software.
> Mr. Luzi sent me around 30 Lisa diskettes some days before; mostly LOS
> disks and some other stuff. One diskette was mysterious to me; it has
> written in german
> "Lisa Burn In 2/10 - all disk data will be deleted!!!"
> so this disk might be the holy grail. I put it in 2 of my Lisas and tried
> to boot up.. it seems that something is found on the disk but the boot
> screen stays white and nothing happens.. I made an image with Disk Copy 4.2
> and added the image to this email... if you can not find it I can send it
> with email. Please check what is the content of this disk?
> There might be also some other disks that may contain this mysterious Low
> Level Format software.. I'll keep on checking.
> -------- Original-Nachricht --------
>> Datum: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 09:46:38 -0700 (PDT)
>> Von: CallMeJack <callmejack2000_at_email.domain.hidden>
>> An: LisaList <lisalist_at_email.domain.hidden>
>> Betreff: Re: Rotated Lisa Screen
>> Hello Alker,
>> Any news from your negotiation with Mr. Luzi ? I live in Switzerland
>> and if you need any help in order to contact him or get the disks if
>> he does not want to ship them, let me know !
>> Jack
> >

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