Need a boot disk for Macintosh Plus

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Need a boot disk for Macintosh Plus

Someone has given me a Macintosh Plus, but there are no disks with it. I have IIgs with a Apple 3.5 Drive. It seems to me that I should be able to download a System 6.0.8 image and write it to a disk... but I can't seem to find clear instructions on how to do this. Even better, is there a way that can create a book disk on my MacBook?

Thanks for any advice you can give!

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If you can get a Disk Copy 4

If you can get a Disk Copy 4.2 image file to the Apple IIgs, you can use DiskMaker on the IIgs to write out the Macintosh disk images.

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Thanks for the suggestion. I

Thanks for the suggestion. I have a CFFA3000 for my IIgs so getting files on that machine is a snap. I'll take a look at DiskMaker and see if I can get it to work.

I wonder, does ADTPro work with Mac images?

Also, I wonder, has anyone ever made something like a CFFA for the Mac Classics?

 

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Chris, 

Chris, 

 

They have.  See Steve Chamberlin's  FloppyEMU.  It operates in Mac, Lisa, and Apple II modes.   I think he is out them now, but I own six of them of various vintages and these things are awesome!!! 

 

https://www.bigmessowires.com/floppy-emu/

 

 

Thanks,

Jay 

 

 

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You might look at getting a

You might look at getting a FloppyEmu from BMOW.  It is an SD based floppy emulator which can hold thousands of floppy images.  It has a little screen and you can select which image is active.  It allows you to download images from the Internet and put them on the SD card.  It also works great with Apple II, as well as all the old 68k Macs and maybe even some of the PPC Macs that still have external floppy connectors.

 

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I agree with Jay, the Floppy EMU ...

I agree with Jay, the Floppy EMU is a great cross-platform device.  I ordered 2 from BMOW with the deluxe options on his last release.  No regrets.  It's a very nice design.

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I'll definitely keep my eye

I'll definitely keep my eye on the FloppyEMU and get one ordered when they're back in stock.

Thanks for the advice, meantime. I found a friendly person on the 68kmla forums who will send me a set of 6.0.8 disks.

 

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You can use ADTPro on your

You can use ADTPro on your IIgs to write a bootable/readable 800k disk images for Macs.  I've used this several times to write disks for my Macintosh Plus before, using a UniDisk 3.5 drive on my Apple //e.

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Note that 9 times out of 10

Note that 9 times out of 10 on an old 128k, 512k, or Mac Plus, the eject mechanism in the drive will be seized up over time. You will be able to insert a disk once, and it will not eject. You must disassemble the machine and the drive and loosen up the old grease, and often replace the gear that has broken.

 

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Unfortunately rittwage is

Unfortunately rittwage is correct.  If a drive hasn't been used in a long time, especially if it has been stored where it was exposed to extremes of temperature, it will exhibit the symptoms he describes.  Luckily replacement gears are available on eBay, etc.

 

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chris_perry wrote:Thanks for

chris_perry wrote:

Thanks for the suggestion. I have a CFFA3000 for my IIgs so getting files on that machine is a snap. I'll take a look at DiskMaker and see if I can get it to work.

I wonder, does ADTPro work with Mac images?

Maybe. The problem is that your Mac disks will be in Disk Copy format, and I don't believe that ADTPro works with that format. I'd try using DiskMaker instead.

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Dick Copy images should work

I haven't had any problems with Disc Copy images in the past.  In fact, I even used Disk Copy to make a cracked bootable image of Star Wars that I wrote to floppy on my //e.  It worked fine on my Mac Plus last I checked.  Probably still would if I had remembered to label it before overwriting it with another image.  I saved the original image, so I can write it again to another disk.

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Floppy EMU Model C! -- Just in time for my needs :)

I appreciate all the advice. I still think I'll connect my 3.5 drive to my IIgs (or maybe even my //e?) and try ADTPro. Just to see if I can get it to work.

What's great is that Steve Chamberlin has just come out with a new batch of the Floppy EMUs yesterday! Needless to say, I ordered one. What a cool looking project.

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FWIW, I saw that the new

FWIW, I saw that the new model of FloppyEmu with a more robust screen is now in stock at BMOW.  The old version used a Nokia type display (design originally used in flip fones) which was fairly fragile.  Some people had trouble with flaky behavior, especially if they didn't buy the optional case.

 

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Just got my order in for two ...

Loved the first edition, so this one should be really great.  Can't wait ...

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