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I gave my very old Macintosh Plus to my mother so she could learn how to use the computer.  I failed to give her the system disk and during a move, I apparently lost them.  Subsequently she had a Mac "bomb" system error and presed press the pop-up message's restart button.  Now the computer can't find the system and is requesting the system disk (which we don't have) to restart the computer.  Where can I get one, etc... ?
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by:jvieira
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Tell me what system version you are running.  If I have it I will put it on my web page for you to download.
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by:rifty
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I'm sure if you go to ftp.apple.com you will be able to find a copy of Sys 6.0.8 or similar.

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by:jshamlin
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You've got a really *old* system, there - the "plus" was the third machine Apple ever made - I don't think system 6 will run on it.  

I've still got the disks for my Mac 128K, complete with System 4 (which ran AOK on a 512K, so it ought to run on a Plus) and can post what you need to some public area.

The second part of the problem is going to be formatting a 400K floppy on a "contemporary" drive - no answer for that one, though.
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rickyr earned 100 total points
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Hi
According to Guru 2.4, anything upto System 7.5.3 will run, but as 4mb is the maximum RAM for your system I'd use System 7.1.
But if you really want System 6 then you can get it from

http://horton.austin.apple.com/Apple.Support.Area/Apple.Software.Updates/US/Macintosh/System/Older_System/System_6.0.x

regards


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by:rickyr
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System 6 WILL run on it and also the Plus has an 800K floppy drive
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Hiya pirulo...
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