apple moving to x86
dkelly at HiWAAY.net
Wed Jun 8 12:01:02 GMT 2005
On Jun 8, 2005, at 1:06 AM, Stephen Hurd wrote:
> David Kelly wrote:
>> No, "Apple SC Setup" would not do a non-Apple SCSI drive. This
>> might have changed with MacOS 9. MacOS X has never complained
>> about any IDE HD I have tried.
> I never had a problem and was using either System 6 or System 7
> (Never could justify shelling out for an OS for them)
> I don't remember *exactly* how I did it, but since they didn't have
> Internet connectivity at the time, nor a modem, I must have used
> stuff that came with the system. Also, I don't remember any
> difficulties at all. Not to say I didn't have any at all, this was
> years ago, but since this was among the very first things I ever
> did with my very own Mac, I believe I would remember having issues
> such as "cannot partition the drive". The larger SCSI HDs still
> persist in being the only drive in those systems. I also remember
> at work having gobs of external SCSI HDs hanging off of almost
> every Mac... very few of which had the Apple of happiness on the
> I suppose if I got *really* curious, I could fire 'em up and take a
> peek. I doubt I will though.
3rd party SCSI hard drives for the Mac almost always came pre-
formatted. And always with a 3rd party driver on floppy unless one
purchased a raw drive. At most set the SCSI ID and termination and
one was up and running.
A simple "Get Info" on the drive icon will list the driver being used.
David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly at HiWAAY.net
Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.
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