Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2013 6:03 PM (in response to BelletteMac)
Long time since I used 8.6. The key is to enable file sharing on both computers. I just do not remember how to do it in that OS.
Is it a Control Panel?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2013 6:24 PM (in response to Eustace Mendis)
Yes that is what I am attempting to do, cannot manage it unfortunately.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2013 6:28 PM (in response to BelletteMac)
Does this help:
Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2013 11:11 PM (in response to BelletteMac)
What Mac OS X does the Mac mini run. I believe Snow Leopard (or maybe Leopard) is the last release of Mac OS X that can "talk" to a Mac running Mac OS 9 or earlier, over Ethernet. I know it works with Leopard, and it does NOT work with Lion.
These are instructions that will work, assuming the Mac mini's OS supports it.
This web site is about the older System 7, but the same procedure works for Mac OS 8.x (and even 9.x). In this setup, the Mac mini acts as the "server." You are connecting to the Mac mini from the old Mac. If you are successful, you will use the old Mac's Finder to copy those files onto the Mac mini's mounted network volume.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 1, 2013 12:14 AM (in response to Kenichi Watanabe)
But no luck.
The Mini is on Lion so I switched to a MacBook with Snow Leopard and tried it, still no luck.
The PPC 7300/200 (8.1) wouldnt recognize either of them. Not to worry, thanks for your help.
I was just trying to get some PhotoCD images in 3,000 x 2,000 fornat off a disc with PhotoFlash, but I can live with the standard 7mb files instead tha iPhoto provides I guess..
Currently Being ModeratedApr 1, 2013 12:41 AM (in response to BelletteMac)
After doing some Googling, it looks like the last Mac OS X release that supports file sharing to a Mac OS 9 client was 10.5.8 (Leopard).
How big are each of these PhotoCD image files typically?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 1, 2013 12:44 AM (in response to Kenichi Watanabe)
The full size files are 18mb, I may be able to find a Macbook with Tiger on it somewhare,
Currently Being ModeratedApr 1, 2013 1:09 AM (in response to BelletteMac)
That's way to big for my idea involving floppy disks; you can get a cheap generic USB 3.5-inch floppy disk drive, connect it to your moderm Mac, and read 1.44mb floppy discs from the old Mac. 1.44mb...! Wow. I forgot how small that was, and the original Mac could boot from an even smaller floppy disc.