Classic mac fun (and some questions)
spectre at floodgap.com
Fri Jun 5 01:37:44 CDT 2009
> My goal here is first to get the quadra on the network so I can share
> files with it. Also, I'd like to be able to read CDs or DVDs from the
> quadra. Once one of those is successful, I plan to use ADT to
> transfer a prodos or apple 3.3 dos disk image to an apple 2gs over a
> serial cable, then create a bootable floppy for my 2e. :-P lol.
> It's looking like a fun project.
> I should note that I have zero floppy disks for the mac or apple
> 2e/2gs. So this is sort of a fun boot-strapping project to see if I
> can get there from here.
> Much to my surprise, the quadra 700 detected the two scsi hard drives
> and dvd drive. The quadra already had some scsi utilities and each of
> the drives show up. One of them has a mount button, but it refuses to
> mount a CD in the DVD drive. No surprise there I guess. Any idea how
> I can get the machine to mount a CD or DVD? I might have a
> termination problem. I have this black centronics thingy with the
> apple logo on it. It sort of looks like a terminator, but you can
> plug another centronics cable into the back of it, so I'm doubting
> it's a terminator.
Nope, that's a terminator, actually. The problem could be the file system,
but if it's Mac OS 7.6, it should understand ISO 9660 as long as the
standard extensions are there.
The other problem is the drive. 7.6 probably won't recognize the DVD-ROM,
and won't recognize many CD-ROMs unless they are Apple ROMmed or there are
appropriate drivers. I use Apple-branded CD-ROMs with all my systems.
> Networking doesn't seem to work. I get a light on the hub, but it
> doesn't seem interested in letting me get to the network.
AppleTalk or TCP/IP? Do you have a MacTCP control panel? TCP/IP?
> I suspect the floppy drive is bad. I put a new HD floppy in the
> drive. It detects it as a 1.4meg floppy disk, but formatting doesn't
> work. It claims the disk is bad. I have another drive in the IIfx
> that I might try swapping in to see if I can get the floppy drive
> working. I copied a dos file to the floppy as a test to see if I
> could get the mac to read it. No luck. It wants to format the disk.
> Any ideas on how I can be able to share floppies between the PC and
> mac? I know the mac drives are a little odd.
Check that you have the File Exchange control panel installed, but this
again should be a standard part of 7.6.
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