So, I was recently given a Performa 460. Great old box, monitor and all. Even has the seven-color Mac emblem. I miss those.
Anyhow, it’s a bit dead: It tells me, on boot, happy-chime, happy-mac, then…
"This startup disk will not work on this Macintosh model. Use the latest installer to update this disk for this model. (System 7.1 does not work on this model; you need a newer version that does.)
Normally, burn a CD, boot, ok. Problem: No CD-ROM on the Performa. Floppy drive, and that’s it. I’ve found you can download the OS on the Apple website… 7.6, I think.
The problem is: I have an IBM PC, running Win98/2k/Mandrake 8.1. How the heck do I turn those .bin files I have not yet downloaded to mac-readable disks to boot the sucker off of?
I kind of want to get the old girl going. My Mac skills are incredibly rusty, the last time I used one, it was a top of the line Quadra running 7.1. Most of the ones I knew were 512s.
I still have, technically, a 512, but it’s… exceptionally dead, as it is now a fishbowl.