System 6.01 RAM requirements?

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System 6.01 RAM requirements?

Just wondering--is there a certain minimum RAM requirement to run System 6.01? I've recreated the floppies from images, but when I boot from disk 1, I get a screen that prompts me to make some sort of backup disk... If I put in a blank disk and attempt to make the backup disk, it gives me an error message; if I click "Cancel" the message disappears but then the computer hangs with the "clock" mouse cursor. I also have a System 6 boot disk that is supposed to be a "bare bones" system that just gets the OS loaded and includes GS-ShrinkIt--I can't get this disk to boot either--it gives a message that I need some additional driver...

Unfortunately I can't remember the exact messages off the top of my head right now--I'll have to post them later when I get home. But where neither of the boot disks work, I was wondering if it could be a simple matter of not having enough memory?--I have a stock machine with 512K (I believe).

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Re: System 6.01 RAM requirements?

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=4362392

System Requirements
Standalone Apple IIGS System 6 software requires an Apple IIGS
personal computer with at least 1MB of RAM, ROM version 01 or 03 and
one 3.5-inch disk drive, although configurations of 2MB of RAM and a
hard drive is recommended for optimal performance.

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Re: System 6.01 RAM requirements?

Having a boot disk may need certain drivers that are other disks. Some things may have to be taken off to be able to put on these drivers. Like to read HFS disk. 512 is a little light on the memory. Are you sure you have 512k and not a 1meg = 1.256meg card with the setting to make 768 ram disk leaving you 512.

Control pannel to see how much ram and how is being used just sent you a PM.

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Re: System 6.01 RAM requirements?

Thanks for the info guys. I have ROM version 01. In the control panel, even with the RAM disk set to 0K it says 84K in use and 427K free so it looks like I only have 512K. I'm guessing this is why I'm having problems running System 6 as it has only half the required memory. It came from an elementary school that had several IIGS's, so I'm guessing they were all budget models.

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