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Nov 5, 2001, 10:37 PM
 
Well i thought I was goona make a floppy disk that would boot a 68K and run DNET on it. I got the disk running perfect on 7.1 connected to the net and everything, but dnet needs MacOS 8.0 or later it says. So all my works goes to waste I guess. Back to using a hard drive, using that much more electricity, and making that much more noise. This machine only has 8 MB of Ram, what is the minimum for a very basic version of 8.0? Also, if you know how I can get dnet to run on 7.1, that would be even better!
     
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Nov 6, 2001, 04:29 AM
 
Mac OS 8.0 needs about 6MB RAM for the minimum (extensions off). And the installer will not allow you to install on a machine which has less than 12MB RAM.
     
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Nov 7, 2001, 11:56 PM
 
well you're on the internet some how right? go to ebay, and buy something newer, you don't have to lay down a fortune, some times you just have to abandon the older stuff, sniff sniff, I know you never want to get rid of the old work horse though
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Nov 8, 2001, 12:20 AM
 
You are completely missing the point. I'm not looking for a Mac to do dnet, I have a dual G4 pumping out crazy units. I'm just trying to make use of an old 68K. And I'm hot on the trail too, all I really need i guess is a version of dnet that will run under 7.1 and that is able to update its blocks over the internet.
     
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Nov 8, 2001, 12:59 AM
 
Mac OS 8 comes with a pair of floppy disk images. Disk Tools 1 should be bootable on 68040 systems. You can try refashioning that to your requirements.

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Nov 8, 2001, 08:21 AM
 
NO I bought a new-in-box OS 8 CD and there were no floppies.
     
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Nov 8, 2001, 02:04 PM
 
YOU didn't read MY post carefully enough! I said FLOPPY DISK IMAGES, not FLOPPY DISKS! These are in the Disk Tools images folder.

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