Need help for installing System onto Macintosh SE

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by TasVirukas, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. TasVirukas macrumors newbie

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    So, I've managed to get a working Macintosh SE unit with hard drive and non-FDHD (400k/800k) floppy drive. It has 6.0.3 System on it's hard drive, but the OS is in finnish language, so I can't understand a thing. So I have a few questions:

    1. Would it be possible to attach Macintosh hard drive (It's SCSI, isn't it?) to a PC and just overwrite whole new pre-installed OS image onto existing os? Or at least access files using PC and put some kind of language pack to convert OS language back to english?

    2. If not, would it be possible to make bootable 800k/400k floppies from those System 6 or System 7 images that Apple made freeware? I heard, that you need special floppy controller (KyroFlux,etc) to "burn" those, but my hardware capabilities stick with only regular 1.44 mb floppy drive. Tell me if there is a way to work this around with software.

    3.KyroFlux controller is way too expensive for my student sallary, so is it possible to buy components separately and just solder it onto a PCB? Is there any other alternative cheaper floppy controllers to make/buy?

    4. Any other way to solve this problem?


    As far as I know, this little bastard is capable of running System 7.5.5 on it, but any other (older) os will suit my needs. :)

    Sorry for my bad english. I m from Lithuania (one of those small post-soviet Eastern European countries).
     
  2. Richdmoore macrumors 68000

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  3. TasVirukas, Jun 8, 2012
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    TasVirukas thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'll have this on my mind. But yet I will wait for other replies, maybe there's a free method.
     

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