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Re: [vox-tech] linux/BSD on mac68k
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Re: [vox-tech] linux/BSD on mac68k



Has anyone had much luck finding decent monitors at the barain barn?  I 
could use a couple of monitors so that each of my boys could have a 
system.  It looks like you just show up between 9am and 1pm is it that 
easy :)

Stephen

Mark K. Kim wrote:

> Have you checked out UCD Bargain Barn?  The stuff they have isn't
> always a bargain but it wouldn't hurt to just take a look:
> 
>    http://www-matmgr.ucdavis.edu/intro/barnsale.html
> 
> I don't see any Mac floppies listed but they do have several Mac systems.
> I don't know your price range but maybe you can salvage a floppy drive out
> of one of 'em.
> 
> BTW, you don't have to be affiliated with UCD to purchase items marked for
> "public sale".
> 
> Also, you can check out ucd.swap newsgroup, (if you can access it.)
> 
> -Mark (feeling very UCD-ish today :)
> 
> On Tue, 20 Mar 2001, Jan Wynholds wrote:
> 
> 
>> Hey all:
>> 
>> Just wanted to pass along some info about the little project I have undertaken
>> regarding the macs that are being rather unwielding to my efforts at installing
>> linux.
>> 
>> Chris and I were trying to format and read disks.  After some digging on the
>> net, I found that those macs use 800k disks.  And this is a bad thing b/c pc's
>> cannot read or write these disks (the geometry is so different).  So I have no
>> method of transport for these.  So I am looking at 1.4 mb drives on ebay for
>> these models.  If anyone would sell an external 1.44 mb drive for the mac, you
>> would be my hero.  
>> 
>> So if anyone has any macintosh junk laying around the home or office that they
>> want to sell/give/throw away, I will scrounge it and give you a reasonable
>> price for it.
>> 
>> This has been fun, tho.  I haven't done alot of technical crap with macs
>> (mostly just typing papers and that sort of thing).  It's fun to go digging
>> through the guts of it.
>> 
>> :)
>> 
>> J
>> 
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> ---
> Mark K. Kim
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