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Zip drive as a hard drive
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Damian Ward Jun 30, 2010.

podcast on iphone
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Started this discussion. Last reply by James May 13, 2009.

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Stephen replied to Russell's discussion Mac Plus Boot Disk
"I want to download some files from the old apple systems. Heard downloading with OSX does something to the files (stripping info?) so they don't open properly? I have an older imac that can access the internet and connect to a floppy. From…"
May 2, 2014
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going to destroy my Macintosh Classic II please dont make me do it.

hey guys i have a macintosh classic II that is in working condition but i want to use it for a case mod. basically im going to stick my mac mini inside ( i know this has been done before, its just something i have wanted to do) anyway i really only need the case but feel it would be a shame to just throw away a perfectly fine classic. so i was wondering if there was anyone in the boston area that would like to trade a broken 68000 or just the case of a 68000 for my working classic. i know…See More
Aug 30, 2010
Damian Ward replied to Russell's discussion Zip drive as a hard drive
"You may need to think about SCSI termination as it can sometimes be tricky on a Plus. The SCSI bus needs termination both ends. Normally you only have to worry about termination at the end of the chain, because most Macs internal drives are…"
Jun 30, 2010
Derek replied to Russell's discussion Zip drive as a hard drive
"Also, make sure you format the cartridge with Iomega Tools 4.2, *not* 5.0 or later! The, uhh, stuff that Iomega Tools 5.0 writes to formatted cartridges render them unbootable on older (pre-1991ish) Macs for some reason."
Jun 29, 2010
Russell replied to Russell's discussion Zip drive as a hard drive
"no i dont have anything other then the scsi zip drive"
Jun 28, 2010
James replied to Russell's discussion Zip drive as a hard drive
"Did you get a hold of the Zip driver you'll need? Keep in mind that when you make a bootable Zip disk you can't mount it on a later Mac because it will rebuild the desktop and make it unbootable after that."
Jun 28, 2010
Russell posted a discussion

Zip drive as a hard drive

hey guys im in the process of trying to set up a zip drive to be a bootable hard drive for my mac plus i was wondering if any one out there who has done this can help me out or just send me a zip disk with the os already installed. any help would be great.See More
Jun 28, 2010
Steven Matarazzo replied to Russell's discussion Mac Classic II issues
"I have Iomega Driver version 4.2 System Extension, this worked great in my Mac Classic and PowerBook 180. It is in a zip archive, which expands to a HQX file. Open that with StuffIt expander and the .sit file will have the driver inside. The reason…"
Jun 4, 2009
Phreakout replied to Russell's discussion Mac Classic II issues
"Yeah, you need a minimum of System 7.0.1 to boot the Classic II. If you want, I'll make a batch of floppies with System 7.0.1 on it for you and send them to you in the mail. Just send me a private message with your address and I'll get…"
May 20, 2009
Lars (WhyOSX) replied to Russell's discussion Mac Classic II issues
"The mac plus will run a System 6.0.x, a Classic II needs 7.0.1 at least, that may be why."
May 19, 2009
Russell replied to Russell's discussion Mac Classic II issues
"i also have a mac plus, james was so kind as to send me a boot disk for that but when i tried those disks on the classic II i just got the x inside the disk icon"
May 19, 2009
Lars (WhyOSX) replied to Russell's discussion Mac Classic II issues
"I agree :-)"
May 19, 2009
Lars (WhyOSX) replied to Russell's discussion Mac Classic II issues
"You don't need a driver then; if the system is on the zip-disk, press shift-opt-cmd-DEL to start !"
May 19, 2009
Phreakout replied to Russell's discussion Mac Classic II issues
"Russell, what other Retro Macs do you have available? Any that have a 1.4mb floppy drive and are on the Internet? If so, you can download the disk images of System 7 from Apple's web site and use Disk Copy to write the disk images to new…"
May 19, 2009
Russell replied to Russell's discussion Mac Classic II issues
"i do have a scsi 100mb zip drive but no way to get the driver it needs on the computer"
May 19, 2009
Damian Ward replied to Russell's discussion Mac Classic II issues
"I second the idea about running from removable media. I had two hard drives fail last week a 40mb and a 80mb. I think the best way to go is Zip, they are fast and quiet. The 100mb of storage should be sufficient for the system and a good selection…"
May 19, 2009

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When did you get your first Mac?
2006
How many Macs do you own?
5
What's your favorite Mac of all time?
boston

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