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CD/DVD-ROM and Drive Setup for non-Apple manufactured drives

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Mac-Setup.img_.sit (1.09 MB)
MD5: 1c3012011cd41d30057bc67dbe886f2a
Guides on emulating older applications

In my own efforts to restore a PowerMac 7500, it took a fair amount of time to get the right CD-ROM extension and Drive Setup versions to make it possible to use the non-Apple branded DVD-ROM and hard drive I had. Trying to help fellow enthusiasts, I'm uploading the floppy image with these versions for any other classic, SCSI based, Macintosh when you can't source working Apple-branded/manufactured CD/DVD-ROM or hard drives. This floppy image contains the following utilities:

Apple CD-ROM Extension vD2-5.3.1 (11/18/1996 release date)
Apple Drive Setup v1.7.3 (5/15/1999 release date)
Aladdin Expander 5.5 Installer
The CD-ROM extension is a bugged version from Apple that does not perform the Apple drive firmware check and works with non-Apple SCSI drives. The Drive Setup is another bugged version that allows the partitioning/formatting of non-Apple SCSI hard drives. Finally, Aladdin Expander makes it easier to install the necessary software to expand compressed images without needing to uncompress them prior to upload/copy.

Architecture: 68k PPC

Macintosh v7.1 - v8.5 (v9.0 and above no longer need this)


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by sfp1954 - 2020, July 7 - 4:21pm
For CDs only.