Classic mac fun (and some questions)
brianlanning at gmail.com
Sat Jun 6 14:13:00 CDT 2009
On Sat, Jun 6, 2009 at 1:09 AM, Cameron Kaiser<spectre at floodgap.com> wrote:
> You could try zapping PRAM (Cmd-Opt-P-R as the machine starts up; let it
> chime a couple times with the keys held down) but this may not help as the
> bogus System Folder will still be blessed. A sure fix would be to boot
> from a valid secondary device, but with a bum floppy drive you're really
I'll try this tonight.
> I'm suspecting the Mac you have was messed up by its previous owner -- a
> lot of these errors would be inexplicable with normal use. A full reinstall
> of 7.6 or 8.1 from an external CD-ROM would be strongly advised.
An apple CDROM drive, like the 300 or 600 is on the shopping list.
Any ideas where I can get a OS image I can burn from vista?
Also, which version would be best on a quadra 700? I've heard that
7.6 was best for performance, but I care less about performance and
more about functionality. Is there an advantage to upgrading to 8.1?
The scsi hard drive that's in there now is a smaller capacity, but
it's half-height, slightly too big for the case. The top latches in
place, but you have to bend it slightly to do that. I have a 1gig
scsi drive(1" high, quantum iirc) from an amiga that I can use
instead. If I'm going to reinstall the OS, maybe I should go that
route. Anything I should consider before trying to do that?
Does anyone make a scsi floppy drive that I could put in my external
enclosure? Do these even exist? What about zip/jaz/syquest drives?
Is it possible to install 7.6 or 8.1, then pull the hard drive and
attach it to a PC, mount the mac parition, and copy a large number of
disk images over? I have a PCI adaptec scsi controller floating
around somwhere. What about booting from an ubuntu CD?
Another angle is the adaptec scsi disk in a PC, copy files over, mount
the disk on a mac. I have another 100gig disk I could use for this.
Are there any non-mac file systems that the mac can mount, like maybe
Also, where can I buy two new/refurb mac floppy drives?
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