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geoffm3
March 18th, 2010, 07:20 AM
Has anyone had luck reconstructing this archive from Apple's site? Last I tried it (with OS X's disk utility) it complained that the archive was corrupt.

NeXT
March 18th, 2010, 11:06 AM
I managed to rebuild the system 7.5.3 installer and 7.5.5 updater from their site no problem, even though in one case it did complain about corruption.
I dumped both the installer and the updater to a zip disk with a blessed 7.5.3 system folder.

geoffm3
March 18th, 2010, 11:12 AM
What did you use to stich the archive together? I'd love to emulate a 68k mac, but I can't get image together.

NeXT
March 18th, 2010, 11:25 AM
I downloaded them all to..wait, what?
I managed to stitch them together on my 8600 while running OS8. They key is downloading the files as cleanly as possible. Don't move them across platforms.

geoffm3
March 18th, 2010, 11:26 AM
I figured that might be the case. I think the archives aren't compatible with the Disk Utility in OS X... only the classic environment.

NeXT
March 18th, 2010, 02:52 PM
yeah, they are not compatible at all.

olePigeon
March 22nd, 2010, 02:15 PM
http://www.clickwidget.com/iso/Apple_Legacy_CD.zip

This is an ISO (burnable on Windows and Mac) of a bootable CD containing all of Apple's legacy software; most of it available on Apple's archive. Contains Mac OS systems 1 through 8. It does not include any software currently manufactured or sold by Apple, that includes Mac OS 9 and QuickTime 6 and above. Everything on the CD is considered abandonware, and is exempt from DMCA in accordance to U.S. Copyright Law and the Library of Congress.

fred3rd
March 22nd, 2010, 06:23 PM
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http://www.clickwidget.com/iso/Apple_Legacy_CD.zip

This is an ISO (burnable on Windows and Mac) of a bootable CD containing all of Apple's legacy software; most of it available on Apple's archive. Contains Mac OS systems 1 through 8. It does not include any software currently manufactured or sold by Apple, that includes Mac OS 9 and QuickTime 6 and above. Everything on the CD is considered abandonware, and is exempt from DMCA in accordance to U.S. Copyright Law and the Library of Congress.



Can you make floppies from this disk or do you need a CD Rom to install?

olePigeon
March 23rd, 2010, 08:45 AM
The CD includes AppleScripts to make floppies of each of the disk images on there. You'll need at least 1 Mac with a CD-ROM and floppy drive to do this with. Boot from the CD-ROM, find the correct software, then run the Make Floppies script.

fred3rd
March 23rd, 2010, 12:47 PM
Thank you for the information and link.

olePigeon
March 29th, 2010, 10:46 AM
I've had some people ask me about which exemption to the DMCA allows me to post the above link, here is some background information:

http://www.copyright.gov/1201/

And here is the 2006 landmark ruling, which I think is pretty important for everyone here on this vintage computing forum:

http://www.copyright.gov/1201/2006/index.html

Specifically points 2, 3, and 5.

geoffm3
March 29th, 2010, 12:58 PM
Thanks for the link. Are the images in Basilisk II friendly format? I've got the emulator coming up to the Floppy disk image with the X through the disk, so it must not like something. I've tried the 800k and 1440k disk images and it doesn't seem to like either one.

olePigeon
April 4th, 2010, 08:46 PM
Try using Basilisk to boot directly from the CD. You can try seeing if Basilisk will read the .ISO, or burn it to a CD first and boot from the physical media.

If I were you, I would create a new HDD image to install the system software on, boot from the CD or ISO, then install the software from the CD onto the HDD image. Remember, you'll need a Macintosh ROM for Basilisk to work.

geoffm3
April 7th, 2010, 01:34 PM
I finally got around to trying to boot from the CD itself. That did the trick, thanks! I've got Mac OS 8.1 installed on a hard disk file and it's working. It's a little slow with the video updates (relative to UAE running 68040 emulation too). I'm using a Quadra 650 ROM and 12 MB of emulated memory. I may have to play around with some of the timing settings I'm guessing.

suserocks
April 16th, 2010, 10:54 AM
I cant thank you enough. I have loved the older macs since I first used one in the 3rd grade!


Can you make floppies from this disk or do you need a CD Rom to install?

kvanderlaag
April 16th, 2010, 11:24 AM
http://digital-angel.net/Sys7.zip - Rename to a .img extension (since my webhost is a jerk, and my servers aren't yet operational). This is the 7.5.3 CD Install SMI from Apple's website in a format that will burn or open in Disk Utilities at least in 10.4.