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system 7.6, Finder error type 8 ???
Posted by: Jp!
Date: July 15, 2007 06:38PM
help figure out system 7.6, error type 8 problem.

All I am doing is booting with extensions OFF. I get about 2 minutes of finder play time before I eventually get this error/crash, that asks for restart.

I wish I had the OS disks. smiling smiley [3.5" floppies...if anyone has some.]

Well, at least I can download the OS, now how to write them to floppies...been ages since I touched one.

[www.info.apple.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/15/2007 06:42PM by Jp!.
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Re: system 7.6, Finder error type 8 ???
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: July 15, 2007 08:40PM
Sounds like a job for the venerable Apple 300e CD-ROM drive (or some other CD-ROM drive in an external SCSI case). I still have one that I used with my IIci. I guess one of these days I should see if it works and toss it if it doesn't.
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Re: system 7.6, Finder error type 8 ???
Posted by: Forrest
Date: July 15, 2007 08:44PM
Hmm, never saw an error 8, though I do remember seeing error 11. Here's the error list from Apple [docs.info.apple.com]

When things went wrong in System 7.x, booting with Extensions Off and deleting the Finder preference and QuickTime preference files usually fixed it.

Unfortunately the lastest OS Apple has posted on their website is System 7.5.5. Later versions are only System updates.
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Re: system 7.6, Finder error type 8 ???
Posted by: Buzz
Date: July 15, 2007 09:44PM
pretty sure I've still got a 7.6 CD around here..., not so sure about the floppies. I think I used the floppy set as a surprise gift at the So Cal MRF luncheon a while back, but I don't recall who "won". It might be in Gene L's pics if he still has them, and then again, the floppy set could have even been 7.1... I'll look for the CD tomorrow... oops, nevermind, found it, it was in the pile of old CD's next to me. PM me w/ your ftp site info, and I'll upload the disc images folder... approx 32MB, unless you have an email address that will accept attachments that large...



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Re: system 7.6, Finder error type 8 ???
Posted by: Jp!
Date: July 15, 2007 10:13PM
The link in my original post has the 7.6.1 download, if I am reading it correctly.
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Re: system 7.6, Finder error type 8 ???
Posted by: GGD
Date: July 15, 2007 11:55PM
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Jp!
The link in my original post has the 7.6.1 download, if I am reading it correctly.

That's just the upgrade from 7.6 to 7.6.1, you still need 7.6 to begin with to do a fresh install.
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Re: system 7.6, Finder error type 8 ???
Posted by: Jp!
Date: July 16, 2007 04:22AM
Oh. I thought I must be missing something.
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Re: system 7.6, Finder error type 8 ???
Posted by: Jp!
Date: July 16, 2007 06:11AM
Is this the full install?
[cgi.ebay.com]

I don't have a CD for the II ci, though.....hurdles...aren't they fun?
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Re: system 7.6, Finder error type 8 ???
Posted by: RonT
Date: July 16, 2007 09:03AM
I'm pretty sure I have all the 7.6 system floppies stored away somewhere. If you
still need them let me know and I'll have a look for them later today. I imagine
it's possible to send them to you as an attachment.
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Re: system 7.6, Finder error type 8 ???
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: July 16, 2007 10:43AM
I don't have a CD for the II ci, though.....hurdles...aren't they fun?

A CD-ROM drive for a IIci is worth having, if you still do anything with the machine. I have 7.6 on CD, which I was able to install on older machines using an external CD-ROM drive. I think you could find older Apple CD-ROMS for little or nothing. The 4X drives that shipped in 7200s and 7500s would do the job, installed in a SCSI case. A SCSI case and cable ought to be practically free these days.
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Re: system 7.6, Finder error type 8 ???
Posted by: Jp!
Date: July 16, 2007 11:19AM
sounds like about 3 months of work to track down everything I need. ;)
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Re: system 7.6, Finder error type 8 ???
Posted by: Forrest
Date: July 16, 2007 11:57AM
Jp!,
What type of Mac do you have? I would check [www.lowendmac.com] and if you can use System 7.5.3 - you can download the full version from your link and install that instead of System 7.6.x. Note you only need to make 1 floppy disk (Disk 1 ot 19). The other 18 disk images can be mounted directly from your hard drive.
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Re: system 7.6, Finder error type 8 ???
Posted by: Jp!
Date: July 16, 2007 12:04PM
II ci.

I might go that route.

I would also just like to try and boot from another partition that MIGHT have a system folder, but I can't get past the error to see.

What is the KEY COMBO to choose the boot partition? (if one exists in 7.6)
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Re: system 7.6, Finder error type 8 ???
Posted by: Ted King
Date: July 16, 2007 01:18PM
It's been a long time so I'm not sure, but it may be possible to get the computer to boot to another partition (which it should "see" as another volume) if there is a system folder on it by restarting the computer while holding down shift, option, command, and delete keys.
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Re: system 7.6, Finder error type 8 ???
Posted by: Jp!
Date: July 16, 2007 01:24PM
I'll give that a try.
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Re: system 7.6, Finder error type 8 ???
Posted by: Buzz
Date: July 16, 2007 02:38PM
again, I've got a 7.6 CD sitting here, complete w/ a folder of install images of all the floppies from the floppy version. approx 32MB total for the 20+ images, ready & waiting to be sent somewhere...



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and then there's times when it's really better.



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Re: system 7.6, Finder error type 8 ???
Posted by: Jp!
Date: July 16, 2007 04:58PM
buzz - okay. As soon as I figure out my best option, I might contact you.!!!!!!
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Re: system 7.6, Finder error type 8 ???
Posted by: MacMagus
Date: July 16, 2007 05:20PM
Use the Extensions Manager, switch to the base-set and restart to see if you still get the error.
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Re: system 7.6, Finder error type 8 ???
Posted by: Jp!
Date: July 16, 2007 06:51PM
I have already tried that. No go. Thanks.
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