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Trade 7.5.3 floppies

Hello All, I am willing to trade a full set of HD 7.5.3 Apple install disks, plus Powerbook Tools and
Open Doc install disks. For a like Install set of 800k floppies 6.01 or better, can be copied.
bradhansen1@cox.net, I live in San Diego, Ca.
Thank you
Brad Hansen

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24bit's picture
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Better keep the originals for good.
A nice collection of System 6 images is here: http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/system-6-collection
You will need a kind soul near your place with "classic" Mac to write the floppies though - if you are not in the situation to write 800k floppies yourself, that is.
Any special reason for 6.0.1? I did no see much difference from 6.0.1 to 6.0.7 - 6.0.1 is missing in the collection, too bad.

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Thanks for the info. It’s just that these system disks are High Density
and neither of my Macs have high density drives, or are upgradable to
them, I believe. Heard my powerbook ran best with 6.01, but I would be happy
with anything up to 7.5.3.

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What kind of laptop are you targeting at?
https://everymac.com/systems/apple/powerbook/index-powerbook.html
The PowerBook 100 for example was shipped with MacOS 6.0.8L and would not boot from anything lower methinks. From my limited experience with vintage Macs, I would try to install MacOS 7.1, especially when RAM is low. 6.0.8 will be even less resource demanding, of course.

Installing software onto vintage Macs is the hardest part obviously. My choice would be a SCSI device and a HDI-30 to SCSI-50 adapter. Unfortunately all Mac/SCSI related parts are offered for moon-prices meanwhile.

800k floppy PB500 images here: http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/powerbook-500-series-system-installation...
And a vast variety here: http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/macintosh-os-71x
Last not least, this CD covers pretty much everything regarding old Apple OS: http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/apple-legacy-software-recovery-cd

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Looking at the Legacy Recovery CD for you, there are indeed 800k floppy sets for System 7.1 - Hope that helps.

800k_SSW71

There also are 800k disk sets for the PB-140, PB-145 and PB-170.