Bringing an old LCIII into the future...

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by newbreednet, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. newbreednet macrumors newbie

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    ...no this isn't some crazy case mod like the Classic Mac Mini :D

    I have an LCIII running 7.1, an iBook, a PC with a floppy drive and some floppy disks. Can I somehow make a drive image of the HD inside the LCIII (all 80 megabytes of it ;)) so that I can boot it as a virtual machine and access all my files and apps? (on PC or iBook, but preferably iBook)

    Thanks,
    Steve
     
  2. JAT macrumors 603

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    Well, you can certainly make an image. What was it, Disk Copy back then?

    I don't know if there is any software to emulate System 7 on OSX, though. Or Windows.
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    SheepShaver does it on Intel Macs, provided the System 7 is at least 7.5.1.
     
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  5. SuperCompu2 macrumors 6502a

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    THe iBook will be able to run Classic environment, which should handle any file from 7-9.x I believe.

    As long as you have a USB floppy drive to hook to the iBook or some other way of transferring the files you should be set.
     
  6. krye macrumors 68000

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    I picked 2 old Zip 100 drives off eBay for a couple of bucks each. One SCSI and another USB. I hooked up the SCSI one to my old Mac SE and using an old Iomega Tools 4.2 driver, I was able to mount the Zip disk on the desktop. I copied the entire contents of my 45M hard drive to the Zip disk. I then loaded the Zip disk onto my Mac Pro using the USB Zip drive. I copied the contents of the Zip disk into a disk image and open it up using Mini vMac. I now have the entire SE hard drive accessible under Mini vMac. It works great the other way too.

    I downloaded a ton of free software and games for OS 6 and 7. I also downloaded OS 7.5.5. I then copied the contents of the upgraded Mini vMac OS back onto the Zip disk. I then copied everything back onto the SE's hard drive. It now boots into OS 7.5.5 and has things like MacInTalk and a bunch of cool classic games.
     
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  8. maccompaq macrumors 65816

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    copy Apple II+ disks to Mac

    I know I can get an Apple IIGS to copy the 5.25 inch floppies to 3.5 floppies, but I was wondering if there were other solutions.

    The floppies contain word processing and spreadsheet documents.
     

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