"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…"
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
"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…"
"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."
"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."
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
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"