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  OrganistAnthony (Profile)
  4 MB
Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:55 am
Hi everyone, I'm having some trouble connecting my MacBook with OS 10.6.6 to my PowerMac 5500 with 7.6.1 via ethernet. I've had no trouble sharing with Leopard but now with Snow Leopard I get some error messages.

When connecting to the PowerMac I get "The Server xxx may not exist of it is unavailable at this time. Check the server name or IP address, check your network connection, and then try again."

When connecting from the PowerMac I get "This file server uses an incompatible version of the AFP protocol. You cannot connect to it. Please contact the server's administrator.

I've noticed that I have no trouble sharing the internet connection from the Macbook to the PowerMac. I would appreciate any suggestions!
  dpaanlka (Profile)
  1024 MB
Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:55 am
Snow Leopard and System 7 can't file share with each other. You have to use some kind of work-around, like FTP or maintain an independent Tiger or Leopard server which is what I do.
  massi13 (Profile)
  64 MB
Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 4:34 am
Hi, I'm new and I have a problem: I have a Mac Quadra650 and i need to transfer all documents contains in the HD to a Macbook Pro 2009 with OSX 10.6.7. A friend told me it is impossible file sharing between this 2 OS (the quadra has OS T1-7.1), so i bought an iMac G3 with OSX 10.4.11 (that supports appletalk). I'm not able to configure the Quadra to connect with ethernet. I have an Apple Ethernet Twisted-pair transceiver to connect quadra with ethernet. I bought also a Apple cd 300a but quadra doesn't recognised it, i tried to install apple cd 5.4 but is the same! So i think ethernet is the only solution... Someone can help me? Thanks

  r-ertl (Profile)
  8 MB
Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 2:23 pm
I will leave it for others to help you resolve your network issues. There are, however, some alternative ways to transfer your data.

To transfer large amounts of data from my classic computers, I use an external LaCie SCSI CD writer on my Classic Mac OS 7.6.1 Macs with Adaptec Toast 4.1.2 CD writing software. The CD produced can be read by virtually any computer with a CD drive. (Your CD writing software might not recognize your CD writer drive if the drive is newer than the software.)

For smaller quantities of data, I frequently use Iomega Zip disks to transfer data between a MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard - Mac OS 10.6.x (or any other modern computer) and Classic Mac OS 7.6.1 computers. I use an external USB Zip drive on the MacBook Pro. I use a VST Zip drive module in my Classic PowerBook 3400c and a SCSI external Iomega Zip drive with my Beige Desktop Classic Macs. (All of these Zip drives are frequently available on eBay.) Snow Leopard can read and write files on PC formatted Zip disks but it can only read Classic Mac formatted Zip disks.

You do not need to do the following for what you want to accomplish, but there is actually a way to run a Classic Mac emulator on Snow Leopard (such as Sheepshaver) that allows you to both read and write files on Classic Mac formatted Zip disks from within the emulator. To do this, each time you insert a Zip disk for your MacBook Pro to use, you have to unmount it with Disk Utility and then launch a classic emulator that is able to work with Zip disks. With the Sheepshaver emulator, you have to use one of the older versions of the Sheepshaver preferences program that lets you type in /dev/disk1 for one of the volumes that Sheepshaver is to use. After doing this, when you launch Sheepshaver, the Zip disk shows up on the Classic desktop and you can then read and write files on the zip disk from within the emulator!
  massi13 (Profile)
  64 MB
Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 4:10 am
Thanks, but the sum of data is about 70 MB, and with a floppy disk it is impossible to transfer... they are all the files and programs on the hd that i want to transfer on a virtual machine Basilisk II, that runs perfectly on my MacBook Pro. How can i do to use my Apple CD ROM 300e plus on a mac Quadra650 with my OS T1-7.1? I think there is the drive in the folder "extensions", but i'm not sure. I can use all type of cd or i need formatted disk for os classic? and i need a program like Toast to read the CD?
  wove (Profile)
Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 9:38 am
Perhaps the best site to easily and clearly explain networking for Macs is Three Macs. The information will tell you what is possible and provide straight forward instructions for implementing it.

More information about your setup would be helpful in providing assistance concerning your CD setup. Is your CD drive internal or external? If you have an internal Apple branded CD drive, about the only thing that should prevent it from just working is either bad termination, wrong SCSI id or a broken drive. If the drive is the last SCSI device on the chain, it should be terminated. Old Macs expect the CD drive to be SCSI device 2.

Classic Mac OSes read HFS formatted disks with no additional work. To read other formats (jolliet, etc) require additional extensions. Mac OS X will by default create HFS+ formatted CDs which are not readable on the Classic Macs.

There is no one sizes fits all method to transfer information between machine and across platforms, but it is commonly done using a variety of methods. Once you have looked over the resources you have available and chosen a method that you think will or should work for you, there are many people on these forums that will be able to provide specific advice.

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