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looking for a 800kb system disk or a way to create one

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looking for a 800kb system disk or a way to create one

by gkmaia » Sun May 24, 2020 5:50 pm

Hi,

I got 3 of these old macs. A MacSE with a hardrive and functional floppies and boots fine.

A Mac Plus that needs a floppy to boot but my floppy went caputz today...

Is there a way I can create a new 800kb boot disk by using my functional Mac SE?

If not, would anyone be able to sell me a boot disk and some utilities to clone the boot disk?
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Re: looking for a 800kb system disk or a way to create one

by entomos » Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:07 pm

You can but you will need to get the disk image across to the SE, do you know if your SE is running a Superdrive?
Do you have a new Mac with a USB drive? Because the Superdrive allows you to write and read a 1.44 disk as well as the variable speed 800k disks.

If you haven't sorted it yet I should be able to write you out a few and drop them in an envelope.
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Re: looking for a 800kb system disk or a way to create one

by gkmaia » Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:54 pm

I finally managed to do it.

I got saved the files and images using my old pc, then wrote the disks using my LCII. It worked just fine.

To generate boot disks to my SE/Classics and LC I am just writing straight from my PC's omnidisk.
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