Mac System 6 800k Disks

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I live in Paris and have recently found an old Mac SE. It has the 20mb HD, 800k floppy and 1mb ram. It has no keyboard or mouse. I can get the keyboard and mouse easily but the operating system I just cannot find. I know you can download it from Apple but i have no way to then write the file to a 800k disk as I only have a PC. Is there any way anyone can get me a the System 6 OS on 800k floppy disks please if so please IM me and i will give you my adress or email and i will try and get back to you i am willing to pay around €10.

Many Thanks

Andrew Ryan

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Does it boot?

Does it boot?
http://home.earthlink.net/~gamba2/pc2mac.html PC to MAC transfer

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Re: does it boot?

It starts up with a little flashing disk with a question mark inside it. I am a complete novice at Macs so any help is greatly appreciated

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That's a bootie!

Hey,

That means it works but doesn't have a system installed or available on a boot disk.

William

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If you can't find another Mac

If you can't find another Mac to create the floppies, just search your preferred online auction for a 1,4 meg floppy drive. They cost next to nothing. Just make sure you get a working one.

Or you can contact the owner of the Mac Plus webserver at http://aurejac.dyndns.org/ (it's down as I'm writing this, but is usually up and running, so try later). The guy lives in France, as far as I remember.

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SE Floppy

Hey,

You can't replace an 800k floppy on an SE with a 1.4 MB floppy without upgrading the SWIM ROM. It won't work. That's Super Woz Intergrated Memory (I think). So keep that in mind.

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New Mac

I found this Mac on the street so I don't really want to buy another one just to get this one working. If it is too difficult then I will just keep it as a display piece. All I really want is for someone to send me a 800k floppy of system 6 so that I can play around with it. As I said I am a complete novice at Macs but I really am starting to love the way that the classic Macs work. If anyone can help me then please do!

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Andrew

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Re: SE Floppy

williamahearn wrote:

You can't replace an 800k floppy on an SE with a 1.4 MB floppy without upgrading the SWIM ROM. It won't work. That's Super Woz Intergrated Memory (I think). So keep that in mind.

Right. A ROM chip from an SE FDHD model would be required for the original SE to recognize the drive as a 1,44 MB type, and not 800 kB.

Andymol, if you're desperate, I can send you the disks for the cost of shipping from Poland (that would be probably around €10). Email me at maciej /at/ tarmas /dot/ com if you're interested.

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Re: SE Floppy

williamahearn wrote:

Hey,

You can't replace an 800k floppy on an SE with a 1.4 MB floppy without upgrading the SWIM ROM. It won't work. That's Super Woz Intergrated Memory (I think). So keep that in mind.

Super Woz Integrated Machine

Cheers,

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Il doit y en avoir à Paris quand même...

You might be able to get in touch with Mac-Users in Paris via the forums of

http://macbidouille.com/

They are less into retrocomputing, but it's a very popular website with a big forum.

They also have an english translation.

It would probably make a lot more sense to find someone local, even if it is impressive that Mac solidarity would come all the way from Poland if needed...

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Re: Il doit y en avoir à Paris quand même...

voldenuit wrote:

It would probably make a lot more sense to find someone local, even if it is impressive that Mac solidarity would come all the way from Poland if needed...

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yep

i could almost definitely make those disks on my PowerBook 145b. Will System 6.0.8 fit?

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Yes please do

Yes system 6.0.8 is perfect! Email me at with the subject Disks or something similar and I will send you my address, bare in mind I live in Paris and you will have to send them by "snail mail" but I am willing to cover any costs you think are necessary!

Cheers in advance,

Andymol

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Disks

I have a powerbook 145B, trying to boot it up and don't have the original OS disks. Anyway to get the disks, too, in Montana? I have mine somehwere - just moved, so not sure.

Let me know at

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SF Parrott

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6.0.8 on 145B

hey,

No variant of 6 will boot on a PB145. You need SSW 7.0.1. You can download it here:

http://home.earthlink.net/~gamba2/syslist.html

It's freeware.