Apple Macintosh Classic II
Model M4150 (for UK), 4MB RAM, 80MB SCSI HDD. System Software B1-7.0.1. It was used as a word processor primarily around 1995.
- try out PPP, SCSI, Ethernet
- find a toolchain
- MacTerminal and mactar
- floppy drive eject mechanism has been cleaned and oiled;
- CMOS battery has been replaced;
- CRT has been adjusted to fill the screen;
- unclogged and refilled printer cartrige.
Macintosh relies on multi-stream files on filesystem, which makes file exchange a little cumbersome. It's best to keep files either in text,
.hqx or Apple Double, binary representation.
- 1.4M floppy drives are readable with an USB FDD on linux, and contain
unarcan handle both
.sitto peek into its content, and extracting streams as separate files;
- Disk Copy is a must;
- StuffIt Expander 4 for System 7 unpacks
- The Unarchiver for Mac OS X opens
- ShrinkWrap™ 2.0 can mount some images, like
.img(same way as
.dmgare mounted on modern Mac OS X);
- Simple Text for most of the needs;
What's somewhat works:
- Compact Pro 1.51 can handle packing large archives (10Mb, 600 small files), however there are no modern unpackers;
- small ZIP archives can be created with ZipIt 1.3.8;
fonducan create AppleDouble binary files from resources;
What didn't work:
- can't reliably handle 800K floppies;
RS-232 is known to be more error-prone than RS-422, even on short distance. USB RS-232 is readily available, so the only trick is a short and shielded serial cable.
- ZTerm 1.0.1 works just fine, note that it configured for software flow control instead of hardware one that used in linux by default;
- to setup terminal, run
agetty --local-line -hm 57600 ttyUSB0 vt100;
rzszgives ability to exchange files over serial connection;
For System 7, MacTCP 2.0.x and MacPPP 2.0.1 are known to work. I found a few resouces: