Classic mac fun (and some questions)
lproven at gmail.com
Sun Jun 7 19:12:29 CDT 2009
2009/6/6 Brian Lanning <brianlanning at gmail.com>:
> 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?
Erm. I already answered some of these questions. If you'd like to
reply to my message from yesterday, pointing out which bits I've not
addressed, I'll see what I can tell you.
If you're prepared to pay shipping from the UK, I'll post a Mac floppy
drive or two for free. Same for a couple of smallish Mac SCSI hard
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