Copying a Mac Disk with a Single Drive
ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Mon Feb 5 23:12:46 CST 2007
On 2/5/07, Jim Leonard <trixter at oldskool.org> wrote:
> Marvin Johnston wrote:
> > I have a Mac 128 and I want to duplicate the system disk. Probably a stupid
> > question, but how do you make a copy of a disk on that computer (single internal
> > disk drive.) Needless to say, I am not a Mac person. Thanks!
> Just copy it as you normally would: Format a 2nd disk, then copy one
> disk onto the other (if memory serves, it's been a long long time).
As I just wrote, that's my (faded) memory, too.
> The one thing I do know for sure is that you will swap disks no less
> than 20 times making the copy. After Finder is loaded, there's about
> 40K free on a 128K system. That's 10 operations of "read chunk"->"write
> chunk" right there. So be patient; the machine is not intentionally
> torturing you.
Ah... you are probably correct about 10 swaps - I was thinking there
was between 64K and 96K free, but that's probably way too optimistic.
Perhaps it's 3-4 swaps on a 512K?
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