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On 14.04.00, 19:18:51, "Aengus Hearne" <hearne at gofree.indigo.ie> wrote
regarding [ILUG] Accessing mac files:
> I have an old Mac Plus with some files on the hard drive that I'd like to
> transfer to my PC. The thing has an 80Mb external SCSI hard drive that
> plug into the printer port of my PC, but is there any way I can access it
> through there. Alternatively is there anyway that I can network the two
> machines. I'd hate to have to do things the easy way, i.e. putting it
> on disk, finding a mac with a modem, and email it to myself.
> Is there any way Linux will read Mac floppy disks?
If they are 1.44meg floppies the answer is yes, you can either use
hfsutils or compile in the experimental hfs filesystem support in linux
and you are off. Those 800k floppies on the other hand will not work,
there is specific hardware support required to get that to work.
On the external mac harddrive. Im not sure on this one, but linux does
support a few SCSI over parallel port drivers, so finding out the exact
make of the external box and checking at
http://www.torque.net/parport/parscsi.html would be a good start there,
youd be able to mount it with the hfs suppose anyway, Ive done it myself
with great success with internal mac drives. If your PC has scsi suppose
you could just take the internal mac drive and stick it on the SCSI chain
and read it from linux.
All networking solutions either tcp/ip or appletalk would work, but for a
once off move of the mac data if theres a lot then ripping out the
internal SCSI would be the easiest, though perhaps not feasable for you,
and if theres a little then floppies and hfsutils would be also be
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