Re: Copy II Mac

From: Kallikak <ken.wessen_at_email.domain.hidden>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 22:16:13 -0800 (PST)

I see the UniPlus disks have been imaged. Any luck with the A/UX 1.1 hard drive? An image of that would be fantastic.


On Feb 21, 2:19 am, -jeffB <jeff.brandenb..._at_email.domain.hidden> wrote:
> On Feb 20, 4:36 am, Andrew Warkentin <andr..._at_email.domain.hidden> wrote:
> > Any more progress on making images of the UniPlus disks?
> As Ray said, they're in transit to him. I discovered that I was using
> the wrong drive on my Mac II (d'oh!) -- when I put them into the 800K
> drive, rather than the SuperDrive (I'd mentally reversed their
> positions), dd was able to pull full images of disks A and B with no
> errors!
> But then my hard drive failed. >:-(
> While Ray has the disks, I'm going to try to get A/UX 3 installed on
> another machine (and another drive), bring myself back up to speed on
> A/UX disk partitioning and duplication, and rescue any data I can from
> the Mac II's internal drive. My previous A/UX installation was 1.1.1,
> which I believe may be of some historic interest itself. If I can
> recover enough of the drive's data, I'll bring the Mac II back up
> under A/UX 1.1.1; if not, I'll try to do it under A/UX 3, assuming
> that version supports that machine (and its 800K drive).
> I'm learning several lessons from this:
> 1) Never underestimate the longevity of data on a floppy.
> 2) Never underestimate the longevity of old computing equipment.
> 3) Never OVERestimate the longevity of old computing equipment. Just
> because it starts right up after being idle for a decade or two, don't
> assume it will keep running. Sigh.
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