I've got a 4400/7220 200 to install System 7/MacOS 8/BeOS PPC on. Mac OS 8.1 is already installed on a 2GB Quantum Fireball. I chose the 4400 precisely so I wouldn't have to worry about ludicrously expensive SCSI converters (Not a fan of running old hard drives, I may go overkill and stick in an SSD at some point).
Only problem is, if I try and install 7.5.3 on another hard drive, the disk tool just hangs - mouse cursor still works but it doesn't seem to complete formatting.
I've tried with :
an 80GB Seagate drive
The above jumpered to 32GB
A 10GB IBM Deskstar
The above jumpered to 2GB
With partitions ranging from the whole drive, right down to 50MB. It doesn't work. Can it really be that hideously slow?
Going to try with another version of Mac OS, and I do have a Digital Audio system I could stick a drive in, but any advice? Presuming it should work.
Also the Ethernet appears not to be working, but I'm going to wait for the re-install/try a Unix on there to see if it's recognised before suspecting a motherboard/card issue.