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well, hi.

i've got a mac lc in my basement. just sitting there. i wanna have it run, but it's totally blank. so what i need is an os for mac lc. preferrably system 6. i've located some url's where to suck it right away, but my next problem is:

how the heck do i get these system 6 os disk image files onto disks on my pc in a way i get the mac to work???

mayb anyone has got a some self-extracting diskimages which directly format and build the needed disks on the pc.

tia for help,

BlackDeath.
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by:weed
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Why not run system 7.1 on it? Newer, more compatible, etc etc etc.
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by:BlackDeath
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afaik, 6.07 runs pretty fast on that old lc machine while 7.x indeed has more features and abilities, but is far to complex for that little marble. no, i'd be pretty satisfied w/ system 6.

the problem is not the version. the problem is that i've got only this mac lc w/ no os. i ain't got no disks for it. only thing i've got are 11 pc's. all running 9x, me, nt, 2k and linux.

so: how do i produce sys6-system-disks w/ this equipment? i mean, i can't use the mac in order to create the disks. i think i have a mac emulator for linux anywhere but i haven't got the appropriate rom files.

so what i need is a windows-executable which i can generate the system disks for sys6 with.

uh, one more reason for sys6: it's free; 7.x isn't.
apart from that, i really wanna use sys6. i mean, it's a 60020, no more no less.

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Well, first off ive run 7.1 on many an LC. We used to play Marathon all the time on LCs running 7.1. Works just fine.

And as far as making disks for the Mac on those PCs i think youre out of luck. The 6 disks are in disk image format. You would need the program to mount those disk images and thats an apple only product. So either find someone with a mac that you can use to mount and make the floppies, or order a complete 6 or 7 disk set from shrevesystems.
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by:BlackDeath
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isn't there a chance to mount the images on an emulator?
i've got the softmac2000 demo here, only need a rom file.
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by:weed
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You might be able to mount it with an emulator....but as you say: "only need a rom file" and rom files are harder to come by than pre-made system disks. For those emulators you need a very specific rom file from a specific model. I dont remember which it is.
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by:kyrmit
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You may be able to use appletalk between an old and a newer mac to copy the file to 800k. Please note, that reformatting 1.44M disks into 800k is not a good thing.

Also, if the hardware supports it, Linux has a 800k floppy driver. I am at loss though if that would work.

K.
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by:wec012299
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Seems you have only one choice:  get a friend with a Mac to make you disks.  Good luck.
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by:BlackDeath
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hm.
okeydore, i think i'm gonna close this thread.
alas, nuthin of help.


have a nice time guyz, til next time -

cya

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by:weed
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You need to either pick an answer or delete the question blackdeath.
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by:WIF567
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Sorry I accidently hit send...  Please withdraw the previously proposed answer.  That is just the location of the OS not how to get it on disc.

I was going to say that there is
SoftMac
http://www.emulators.com/softmac.htm

and

TransMac
http://www.asy.com/scrtm.htm

which may help you.
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by:BlackDeath
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okay wif, this is it.
i'm gonna try and see how it works.
thanx to all, merry x-mas, happy new year and so on ;-)))

bye,

BlackDeath.
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