[OT] PCI cards

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Wed Oct 26 15:01:37 CDT 2011


Sorry, Richmond,

By the way, I'm sure I saw some "Read Mac files on Windows" products "in the
day".  I think it was made by Farallon in conjunction with the first
screen-sharing software I'd seen - Timbuktu.   They were all for
cross-platform compatibility .

One day, a long time ago, I put every bit of data on my zips on  a hard
drive.  Yet I still have all the drives (4 or 5) and ALL the disks in a box
somewhere. Bah. What's wrong with me?



On 26 October 2011 12:01, Richmond Mathewson <richmondmathewson at gmail.com>wrote:

> On 10/26/2011 09:55 PM, stephen barncard wrote:
>
>> That's if the ZIP disks or drives work at all. Horrible technology, bound
>> to
>> fail. Remember the 'click of death' ?  Everything iOmega made failed
>> prematurely.
>>
>
> Um; nothing quite like a few encouraging words; I love you too, Stephen . .
> . :)
>
>
>
>> On 26 October 2011 11:27, Bob Sneidar<bobs at twft.com>  wrote:
>>
>>  I take it then that the disks are formatted as HFS or HFS plus. This is
>>> problematic. Windows will not recognize it. Perhaps Ubuntu will, if you
>>> install the correct support files, I do not know. But I don't think that
>>> just having drivers for the SCSI card will get you there. You would also
>>> need Zip drivers to get it to properly recognize the zip drive, and I
>>> seriously doubt they have THAT for Ubuntu.
>>>
>>> You may be in a catch 22 here. I would say an old mac with a SCSI port is
>>> your only hope. If you boot the Mac with a zip disk in the drive and
>>> connected, the system will read the drivers off the zip disk, as per the
>>> SCSI specification, and away you go. I think it will have to be OS 8 or
>>> OS 9
>>> though.
>>>
>>> Bob
>>>
>>>
>>> On Oct 26, 2011, at 11:12 AM, Richmond Mathewson wrote:
>>>
>>>  I have a lot of useful stuff (mainly old hypercard stacks locked up on a
>>>>
>>> load of ZIP disks,
>>>
>>>> and want to get at them via my Iomega Zip drive. I have a SCSI card
>>>> lying
>>>>
>>> around (as one does),
>>>
>>>> and wonder if I can get it to function if I jam it into the back of my
>>>>
>>> Pentium 4, 3 GHz, 2 GB RAM
>>>
>>>> Ubuntu machine . . .
>>>>
>>>> Ideas would be gratefully received.
>>>>
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