[GTALUG] Anyone on the list know what I need to read ancient Apple disks?
D. Hugh Redelmeier
hugh at mimosa.com
Sun Jan 4 06:40:55 UTC 2015
| From: David Collier-Brown <davec-b at rogers.com>
| An elderly relative has a PPC iMac, the so-called "sunflower mac"
A friend ran and Plan9 on one for years. He's the one who ported
Plan9 to the Raspberry Pi.
| It eventually died, but the symptoms hinted it wasn't a disk crash.
What did it die of? I assume that it was terminal (fried mainboard?).
| This apparently came with MacO OS 9.2 and a 60.0 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive
| (5400 RPM), so what modern machines can read Mac file formats? I have an
| Ubunutu-based PVR with an ATA interface that's doing the DVD right now, could
| I read it from Linux? My old SPARC read Mac SCSI formats...
(I'm not sure what "doing the DVD right now" means.)
I take it that you don't need to get them up and running again. If
you did, I would imagine that the most straight-forward method would
be to feed the disk to a modern Mac. They surely have migration
I'd try a PATA to USB gizmo because modern Macs don't do PATA. If you
need to borrow one, I have one.
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