Re: UniPlus UNIX: oops...

From: Blair Aakre <baakre_at_email.domain.hidden>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 21:16:21 -0600

Assuming you can get Disk Copy onto the 8600, you could network the Mac II to the 8600 through LocalTalk, over a straight serial cable.


On Feb 13, 2008, at 8:46 PM, -jeffB wrote:

>> I would say cancel the auction until you can make disk images, and
>> re-list it once you have made the images. Disk Copy 4.2 or DART on
>> a Mac
>> with a built-in floppy drive (but not a New World or x86 Mac with
>> a USB
>> floppy drive) will work. Any later version of Disk Copy will not
>> work,
>> since the later versions discard tags, which Lisas require for
>> booting
>> (and LisaOS uses them in its filesystem).
> I don't want to cancel the auction, partly because of the money at
> stake, but mostly because I don't want to alienate my bidders.
> However, I do have a couple of old Macs (heh), including a Mac II with
> an 800K floppy drive. I seem to recall that the newer 1.4MB drives
> weren't compatible -- perhaps it was that 400K or 800K disks formatted
> on such a drive weren't reliable on a native 400K or 800K drive. (I
> wonder if I have any blank low-density media? If not, it's certainly
> well past time to copy whatever's on those disks to modern media, and
> then maybe I can recycle some of them.)
> I'm not sure I expect the Mac II to boot, either, after all this time,
> but I have various resources I can bring to bear on the problem. The
> hardest step will be clearing enough space to set it up.
> Hmm... how am I going to get Disk Copy 4.2 onto the Mac II, which has
> no Ethernet, from a MacBook that has no floppy or AppleTalk? I guess
> the 8600 could write a floppy that the Mac II's SuperDrive (remember
> dual-floppy systems?) could read. This is getting more
> complicated... but not unworkable.
> I just hope the Uniplus copy-control system doesn't rely on holes
> burned in the disk, or something equally repulsive and hard to
> emulate.
> >

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