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  1. Are these disks you used yourself in the past or ones you acquired recently, and were they ever formatted on an 800kb drive? Ans: I have used this disks to install SoftPC on my earlier SCSI hard drive. I recently acquired the Lotus 123 Demo disk and this was first time I had used this diskette. They are original vendor 1.44 MB diskettes and I do not think they were ever formatted on an 800 kb drive. I just remembered that I had a newly acquired Matlab 4.0 Student edition install disk fail in the same manner. This was also an original vendor 1.44 MB diskette. I cleaned t
  2. I cleaned the heads when I had it out of the SE/30 when I installed the SCSI2SD drive. What I have not done is clean/lube the drive mechanisms. Maybe that is the problem. Need to search the web for a tutorial/example.
  3. I have a Mac SE/30 with Ruminator II ROM and SCSI2SD hard drive. I am running System 7.1 and have 8 MB RAM. I have a couple of 3.5" diskettes act weird lately. I would insert the 3.5" disk into the internal drive and it would mount on the desktop and I can open the disk and see it contents, but when I try to run the application and quit the application I get an error message that states "The disk <disk name> cannot be used, because it cannot be found". Sometimes the disk icon will disappear from the desktop and the disk will eject. When I re-insert the disk the Finder puts up an error me
  4. I read some things about Lido 7 and decided to give it a try. I booted the SE/30 to the Rominator II System 7 image in ROM. I had connected my FloppyEMU to the external drive port. I selected the Lido 7.3.5 disk image. I launched the application and it found the SCSI2SD card and I tried to re-partition to yield a 2GB partition. Lido stated that it needed to initialize the drive and asked for name for the hard drive. A few moments later it said that was an error and needed to initialize the drive again. It did the same thing a couple of times. I decided to stop that partition process. Next, I s
  5. Ok. How do I go about programming the SCSI2SD to have a partition no larger than 2GB? Do I do this via Apple HD SC Setup 7.3.5 (patched ) application?
  6. I installed the SCSI2SD card into SE/30 and connected the power harness and SCSI ribbon cable and powered up the SE/30. I have a Rominator II installed on the motherboard SIMM slot. I booted to the Rominator II ROM System 7.1 image launched the HD SC Setup 7.3.5 (patched) application. I was able to INIT the SCSI2HD card. When completed, the new hard disk icon was desktop. I opened the new HD and the Finder showed that the size was 4,061.4 MB. I restarted the SE/30 and began to install System 7.1 from my floppy disks. I found some System 7.1 install instructions in Apple Service Source Clean I
  7. Ok. Thanks for the instructions on "dd". But I think I'd like to use the process that superjer2000 has outlined. When you say "insert a SCSI card" do you mean install the SCSI2SD v5.2 card n my SE/30? Do I need to update the SCSI2SD card's firmware? I'd prefer not to have to do this step. For the "setup with third party formatter" Just how exactly do I do this? Do I download a third party formatter (which one should I get/use?) on my MacBook Pro (macOS Mojave) and connect my MacBook Pro to the SCSI2SD card via USB (on MacBook Pro) to microUSB (on the SCSI2SD card), then run the third party f
  8. I have ordered and received a SCSI2SD v5.2 with SD card and bracket from Inertia Computing. I have been trying to find the best instructions on how to get the SCSI2SD card loaded with System 7. The best instructions seem be provided by this link http://www.savagetaylor.com/2018/01/05/setting-up-your-vintage-classic-68k-macintosh-using-a-scsi2sd-adapter/ For those that use a SCSI2SD card in their SE/30s are these the best instructions? I've started the steps in these instructions, but cannot find a version of the "dd" application for macOS Mojave. All the links seem to pr
  9. I received the SCSI2SD v5.2 board today. What is best method to install System 7.1? I have System 7.0 install disks and update to 7.1, I think. Should I create some partitions prior to installing System 7? I use a MacBook Pro running MacOS Mojave as my daily computer, if that helps any.
  10. I checked the writing to disk capability. I booted to System 7.1 via the Rominator II ROM and was able to run MS BASIC 2.0 from the internal floppy and write, run, and save a small program onto internal floppy drive with no issues. Next, I ran MacDraw II from internal floppy and was able to draw some simple shapes and shade them to various patterns and save the drawing to floppy with no issues. Finally, I connected my Floppy EMU to the external floppy port and selected floppy drive mode. I was able to run MS BASIC 2.0 disk image on the Floppy EMU and write, run, and save a small program
  11. Yes. I had my SE30 motherboard recapped a couple of years ago. I have not had my Analog Board or Power supply recapped. I am able to run the Rominator II ROM-based System 7.1 with no crashes or strange behavior.. I can insert application disks into the internal disk drive and run MS Basic 2.0 and MacDraw II with no issues. I forgot to t try to write files on the disk with these applications. I will try this later today. I ordered the SCSI2SD v5.2 board with SD card, mounting bracket and power cable adapter last night.
  12. Just measured the voltages on the external floppy connector. Pins 1-4 are GND, Pin 5 = -15mV DC,(Not -12 VDC) , Pin 6 = 4.95 VDC, Pin 7 and 8 = 11.98 VDC. Is it normal that there is no -12 VDC at pin 5?
  13. I wanted to run some diagnostics on my SE30 to see if everything is working. I have Mac EKG disks, but unfortunately, the disks have a .sea file and looks like it needs to be installed on a hard disk. Are they any SE30 diagnostics disks that can be run from floppy drive or FloppyEMU? When the FloppyEMU is in floppy drive mode and I choose the System 6.0.8 floppy disk image the computer runs fine. I have not tried to write a file to the FloppyEMU disk image. I wanted to give that a try to see if that is the problem (cannot write files to Floppy EMU SD card disk image). Another odd thing is that
  14. I received a 400 MB System 6.08 HD20 image from JDW. Thank you. Unfortunately, this HD20 image is behaving the same way as my others. It boots up to the Finder just fine. I go to the About info and everything appears good. I next launched MacWrite application and that went fine. I just closed the application without typing/saving anything. Right after that I got the "The disk "HDD 6.0.8" is damaged and can't be used." I'm not sure why this is happening. My FloppyEMU is a MODEL B, VERSION 1.5 (from back of PCB). When I reset the FloppyEMU the screen says Hard Disk Mode, FLOPPY EMU - MODEL B, Ma
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