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I picked up an LCII awhile back, not sure if I posted about it here or not. Anyway, I had System 7 all installed up and boom...the hard drive dies. Yikes. I was able to find another SCSI drive on eBay for uh...too much...I've yet to reinstall the system. I was using an old iBook G3 with MacOS 9 to restore the System 7 disk images onto floppies on at a time. I had so many bad floppies I ended up having to use the same darn one. That's right, image, install, eject, re-image, eject, install, repeat. That took 3 hours last time. The question is, is there a better way? I suppose ideally a System 7 installation CD, but there are two problems there. I don't have a SCSI CD-ROM anymore, nor do I have a System 7 install CD. Does anyone have a good source for either besides eBay? If not, back to eBay it is!

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Comment by Chris on January 26, 2016 at 3:34am

No one? 

Comment by John on January 31, 2016 at 7:42am

Hmm, that's a tough one. You might find something like the Floppy Emu to be helpful. This way you can load the floppy images directly on to the card, hook it up via the floppy port on the LCII and away you go!

Comment by Chris on January 31, 2016 at 11:11pm

I recall the episode where that was covered. It seems like an awesome product. I have a fantastic condition Mac Iici (recapped!) on the way and I definitely want to have a floppy emu for that. 

I won't ramble on about the Iici, but it's my favorite, I grew up with that model! I'll post pics when I get it. 

Comment by Tim HD on February 5, 2016 at 2:27pm
Have had much success with a SCSI to SD card adapter in my SE/30. You initialise it while connected via micro UBS to a modern Mac and it should just be seen as a HDD by the system once you put it inside (Apols, I know I am talking Mac OS not Apple II OS). Fast, quiet, lighter machine. I'd prefer it over any 30yr old hdd!


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