Mac Plus Booted from SD card/USB stick??

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  1. mcmikey macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,
    Now I've gt my Plus up and running again with a new logic board I have been messing around and got it booting from a SCSI Zip drive instead of the 40MB HD. The 27 year old system and demo disks still boot fine as well :)
    What I would really like to do is boot from silicon - SD or USB stick. It is probably impossible but has anyone attempted this?

    Cheers,
    Mike
     
  2. harrymatic macrumors 6502

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    This is just the thing. You load up an SD card with disk images and the device presents the selected image to the Mac as if it were a physical drive.
     
  3. mcmikey thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. keysersoze macrumors 68000

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    FloppyEmu is fantastic. I've got one and switch between Floppy and HD20 mode. I stuffed all of my old files on it, and easily put stuff on it from my MBP via the SD card. Get one! :D
     
  5. mcmikey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm going to order one in a week or so. My internal floppy drive is playing up and I was going to swap the mechanism with the external, but I might try fitting this inside instead. Won't know till I see it in the flesh of course!
     
  6. catzilla macrumors 6502

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    I would like to try the Floppy Emu on my SE/30. I have a IIsi I could grab a rom simm from.
     
  7. keysersoze macrumors 68000

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  8. catzilla macrumors 6502

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  9. keysersoze macrumors 68000

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  10. mac1984user macrumors 6502a

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    I'm just here to second the Floppy Emu. It's an amazing piece of kit! It's made my life so much easier - don't need a million floppies lying around anymore, cool though they may be.
     

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