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roders May 22, 2001 02:06 PM
Connecting a Mac LC 2 to a CDROM
I think this computer has a scuzzi port is this correct, and which most current version of the Mac OS can I run on it ( I think its running 7.1 at the moment but it is a little slow).
Any other info/links about this computer (software hardware would be greatly appreiciated.
MacMonster May 22, 2001 02:34 PM
LCII has a SCSI port so that you can connect to an external SCSI device including CD-ROM drive.

If you want to use CD-ROM, you must have at least System 7. System 6.0.8 also work on your machine if you think System 7 is too slow.
andi*pandi May 22, 2001 04:04 PM
I ran a 2x SCSI cdrom off an lcIII with no problems. I started out at os 7.1, but it also worked fine at 7.6, even chained to a zip drive! (sad that the zip drive had a bigger disk space... )
etphonehome May 23, 2001 07:10 PM
The most recent version of the Mac OS you can run on an LCII is 7.6.1, but if 7.1 is slow on your computer, you might not want to install 7.6.1, which usually runs slower on most computers than 7.1.

When you get a CD-ROM drive, if it wasn't made by Apple, make sure that you have the driver for it. Apple's driver only works with Apple drives, so make sure you have the driver for your drive. If you already have a drive, but no driver, you can usually find them on the internet, but it sometimes takes quite a bit of searching.

Hope this helps.
jarends May 23, 2001 08:45 PM
I saw my first every quicktime movie on an LCII with an external 2x caddy loading cdrom drive.

It was the "one small step for man, giant leap for mankind" movie off groliers.
capone May 29, 2001 05:31 PM
get system 7.5.5 and CDRom toolkit from FWB. I used this with my LCIII and it works great.


G4/400 448 30,10 Rage128, Radeon
Performa 6116CD/60/700
Quadra AV
LC 575
Apple IIgs

And thats not all
Master G May 29, 2001 05:39 PM
Dear Roders,

I have a: LC,LC II,LC III, LC 475, Performa 450 etc. etc. all those machines are a like your machine. And I prefer to run Mac OS 7.6.1 on it because it is stable and has many features, like good working Network (internet). The only thing that's a must is more memory


Kasper Schoonman
binky_says_hi Jun 5, 2001 03:24 AM
I would have to agree with 'capone' on FWB software that stuff worked
great on my LC III's Toshiba XM-4101, 2X CD.

LC III with
> 20Mb RAM
> 768K Video, 1 Gb HD
> CD & 10 base-T Ethernet card
could U jam anymore in a pizza box?
WillyB Jun 5, 2001 09:49 AM
I prefer to run Mac OS 7.6.1 on it because it is stable and has many features, like good working Network (internet). The only thing that's a must is more memory.
I wouldn't even bother... LC II's RAM max's out at 10MB... try finding a browser that wouldn't choke on that.
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ddiokno Jun 5, 2001 11:58 AM
Hi Roders,
The other thing you want to be careful about is the hard drive size of the LCII... OS 7.6 could take up a huge chunk of the hard drive (if not all, depending onthe size)...
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