Mac OS 7.6 Installation Frustration (Macintosh TV) - Krazy Ken's Tech Misadventures
I don't. Feel good about the hats this. Is gonna be a long day we're just gonna pretend, that this is all correct and it's gonna work you, kidding. Me dude this makes everything a lot easier. Hey. Guys how you all doin' really that's just great, we're back today with the good black. Macintosh. TV, or as, one commenter, called it the black intosh which, honestly, I really like however, the system software is, a little. Subpar, for me I know you're gonna be like Ken the thing came out like in 1993. Give it a break yes, I know however in the. Apple CD tech video log I stumbled. Upon this, disc which was left in the caddy from, the drive I bought on eBay was, it left in there on purpose I have no idea but I have, it now yes, it is a system software disk for the Performa, but I'm willing to bet that the, mac OS 7.6. Essentials. Will still install on this Mac TV if not well. Then I'll have to go to plan B which I don't have yet but I will make a plan B if we need one so. We're, gonna try this out first, seven, point six is way newer and it will have a lot more features that will make the computer, more. Usable so. Into. The caddy. You go oh. Yeah. That's right the computer probably needs to be on for that to work I'm. An idiot booted up. There's. The startup sound kind of quiet again I think there's a problem with the board that is making the speakers really mmm. Like not muted, but just really hard to hear anyway, and you go, and. Here, we are at the desktop running. 7.1. Again. This is a perform of CDs though it may not work but we're gonna try it restore all software I want to see what this is no we're store all software Oh data, file okay I wonder. What software came with the Performa, we're gonna find, out because that's. Another benefit. Of doing, this if it works we can get some more software on this computer because, there really isn't much disk. Images, let's see what's in here Oh, disk. Copy disk tools okay, sweet, let's just putz around in here for a sec burp. Some of the volumes you select it can't be repaired, you couldn't repair the startup disk yes. That. Makes sense let's verify, it at least I mean how much drive space is even on here. Yeah. We can at least run disk first-aid. Let's. Just see what it finds, well. That looks familiar doesn't it, Disk Utility spat. Out the same information for. Actually, might still spit out the same kind of information that hasn't changed but it doesn't really need to okay it looks okay do we have enough space to. Install. We. Have seven point five megabytes, available, all right I don't. Feel good about the hats we. Might have a problem but, let's find. Out for source system software. Restore. System software. Expecting. An air and some kind of error in order to run this program you must have, started. From the Oh, oh well. We can do that let's, just see if we can set it to the CD looks, like we can alright so we got that let's. Reboot. And. It. Ejected the seat well you you you asshole, that's, not gonna help it. Oh. Oh. My, gosh guys, this. Is gonna be a long day yeah, set to start up this to the CD reboot. Oh I'm, Justin eject the CD before I reboot, yeah. Not very. Okay. So. It detected, the CD but we got this lovely error screen good, yes good um, I don't, really know what to do okay Hannah let's just restart yeah. That thing must only work with the performer okay well I might. Need to get a different.
Standalone. Installer. That's, not specific, to the performer I also may need to repartition, the disc and actually make one usable. Volume because otherwise the hard drive space is just rigidly, chopped, up I also do have the. Original. System software for, the Mac TV, I'm. Just gonna I'm. Just gonna experiment with that quick before I go putz around eBay, and try to find an actual, CD. That, I can use four seven six so let's reboot this this, is why it's nice to have two caddies. Just. Throw that in there oh it. Might still default to the cd-rom drive, hmm. I thought it might default to the hard drive now that nothing was inserted, sounds, like it's going off the CD I. Don't. Know if you can hear that but it's just like a little too, sound it's a really, quiet drive. Like. Quieter, than like the current, super drive it, sounds even quieter than that I don't know maybe that's the magic of a caddy your o'clock is not set to the right date and time yes oh. Hello. Here's. Our little folder, looking, interface I've honestly never seen this before. I've never, booted off of an old system disk like this this is new to me install system the hard drive setup does. First aid go to finder, that's nice, Mac check oh and. Then you can actually get individual, disk images here well that is pretty cool. Sweet. At ease, 1.1, that must be the name of this, thing I guess so, yeah, 7.1, well that's what we currently have on here so that's not really a problem let's. See what else is. There any other software on here extras, install install to two bits. Only first what's, under extras. Just, copy 4.2. And. Floppy, just oh I just duplicator, I remember this stuff huh. Yeah. I guess that's all that's on here well we don't we don't need that we can abort, mission, let's get out of here the funny thing is we do have Mac OS 7 6 installed, on the mystic, hard drive oh. That. Was. A sound so, yep we'll have to go to plan B I will need to get a 7.6. CD, I guess it could get an image just off the interwebs, but I would feel better actually getting a CD so. I may have to hop around eBay that is plan B we'll do that next.
Hey. About one month later here, we are I now have a Mac OS 7.6. CD. It. Didn't take me very long to get it there, was just a lot of other things that came up but now we, can have some fun and install this so. Hopefully. This works. I've. Not. Installed. 7-6, before so, this will be my first time I am a Mac OS 76 virgin, if that's. Even a thing caddy. Is loaded let's boot up the Mac TV power, up. Oops. Why. Do I always do this I forget. To turn the power on here. We go power up in. Goes, the caddy. Install. Mac OS that's, what we're looking for so hopefully this works better, than the last CD, alright let's take a look installing, Mac OS 76. Hey. Hey cyber, dog I wonder if this has cyber dog on it on the CD I think it does I've never used that before but, I know of its existence I don't really want to read this so we're just gonna pretend that this, is all correct and it's gonna work I'm actually curious what's in CD, oh man I'm Eric online man I'm just getting like distracted by so many shiny objects, Oh Eric. Solitaire. Sampler, pointer, mode control, a lot of good stuff on here well let's install, it see. If this works I just, want, it to please. Mac. OS playing. Hopscotch, horror, huh Knights perform, all steps, below read important, information, well I think that's what we were just looking at but let's see what, else this is so, an interesting thing is I believe there was a VHS, tape that talked about all the new features in OS, 76 and the, demo were said, that this, document, was, this. Is my favorite line a, consolidation. Of much information. Just look. It's. Like so poetic, with the freaking syllables, and the rhymes like, but, who says that who says. Consolidation. Of much information. I. Don't. Know it's the it's the small things in life that amuse me this document, represents a, consolidation. Of much information, late-breaking, information yeah. The 90s alright ok well that's done update the hard-disk driver let's take a look at that we don't, have, an apple hard drive in here though so I don't think that's necessary, you, may skip this step if any of the following is true you don't have an apple computer oh yeah. Um, clones. Right you don't have any apple disk drives attached to my computer you, have an apple disk drive but it has been updated already oh with, a non apple driver huh, I don't think there is an apple hard drive in here but let's, just. See what it does when I hit continue. Try. Of selection failed there. We go then. I think. Yeah. I is, that counting, the in the, scuzzy port so external, not internal, is this only for updating external, choose a disk for installation. Ok. So this is the weird thing. There's not enough free spa my gosh that's right. Yeah. This disk is all partitioned. Weird yeah, we need to get a. We. Need to open up like the, Disk Utility thing, or whatever but, we would need to be on an external system to make that work as we can't reformat, this partition, table if we're booted off of it shoo alright, I'm gonna be guessing a few things if we can boot off the CD like a live CD, mode, sort of thing we. Can use the, drive. Setup utility whatever. It's called from. There and, redo. The partition, scheme well whatever I did I think it's working because I can hear the CD moving, oh it, just ejected, it you asshole that's, so weird it let me select the CD from the startup drive option. But it, ejected, the, disc when I rebooted. The computer. Ok. And. The. Other weird thing is. Yes. This hard drive is split up into like four different partitions, but when you add them all together it's only like 40 megabytes of space which, is really weird because I, know this isn't the disk that came with the computer but the computer shipped with 160, megabyte, hard drive so I don't know why whoever, tinkered with this put a smaller disk in here maybe that's all they had I don't know but it needs to be changed, hang, on ok I'm trying to reboot again, while.
Inserting, The CD. Please. Do something. There. We go. Now. We know it's working because we have the the. Smiley face we didn't have that version of the smiley face earlier because system 7.1. Didn't have that screen I think the screen was introduced, somewhere, in the 75 releases. And this is 7 6 so which, was the last major dot update release 2 system 7 because then they went to OS 8 hey. Check out that CD wallpaper yeah I got. A mouse cursor moving menu, bar blank wallpaper. Nothing. Else this is happening. Also. What is this stuff on my screen I've noticed it there before and every time I try scraping at it it will not come off I don't know what that is I don't know how it got there frankly. I don't even know how to get rid of it I've scrubbed, at it and I want to damage the glass. Or. Whatever material, this is. Your. Clock isn't that set to the correct oh no it hit okay before I even clicked anything ok I wonder if we need to change that before we run the install it's probably because the battery the clock battery is all funky. After you know many years and storage or whatever this computer is older than me at least pretty sure it is, ok. So we're, almost done yeah it's taking a little longer to load because it's coming off a CD but. It's getting there okay. I, want. To see what's in this disk images folder. It's. Probably all the installers. Oops. Don't need all these windows oh boy, its reopening, my old windows don't do that no no, how. Dare you make a mess of my desktop, get out of here boys go. Away a cyber. Dog and there's mecklink, plus that's the translators. For opening up different programs. There. Are different files made with different programs and yeah here's mecha was 76, yeah these are all the installers, I would imagine yep. Image, look, at that floppy disk icon look at that has a nice icon utilities. Doc I'm. An idiot. Aereo. Drive. Setup. You. Kidding. Me dude what. What. Do you mean drive setup cannot be launched in this pure asshole. Okay. Well that makes that a lot harder. All. Right what's this. Yeah. Okay. Well. This, makes everything a lot easier. Said. No, one ever. That's. Really bizarre okay. Shoe. Well. I happen to know for a fact I was able to boot into that other Mac, OS seven six CD now I don't think that CD will actually install properly on this hardware but it at least let me open up the drive, setup, if I'm not mistaken so we're, gonna boot into that.
I Actually. I don't know if I can actually boot off it I just realized. I don't, think it will boot. I'm. Really yep that's right, I didn't. Boot off of this I booted off of something else okay. Well, I have, an external, scuzzy, Drive which has a Macintosh, system on it which I could possibly, use to repartition. This, hard. Drive might, have to plug that sucker in so, a small change of plans we're gonna have to plug in this external, system. And. Hopefully. It boots up. The. Old club Mac Drive is gonna save the day once again so I have db25. In, cn 50 on the scuzzy cable here see in 50 on the back. There. Is a terminator installed, I do appreciate all of you guys making, sure I have a terminator installed yes I always have a terminator, installed. And. Then DB 25 on the back of the TV, I have never plugged a scuzzy device into, this Mac, TV, so don't. Know if it's gonna work but I'm, assuming it will because the board seems to be very healthy. Okay there's that and then. Our. Power show. Let's, flip. On the disk and then boot, up the TV disk curio power, on. There. Goes TV. Well, I was a little worried for a second it said welcome to Macintosh for about two minutes and nothing, else but now it's moving I can hear the disc cranking. Away so yeah. I didn't even have to press any buttons, it's just new to boot externally, pretty sweet very smart, old Macintosh, well, met, faire, Macintosh, hopefully. I can just open up the utility, I need to reformat. The disk okay, it's gonna rebuild the desktop file first it looks like to get those other partitions, mounted which ideally, you should be gone soon, they're. Not really necessary, it's just it's actually making everything harder, I'm sure the original owner did something with them at one time but I don't like them I want, them gone all, right here's our launcher yeah, and there. Goes rebuild, for number two number three number four longer height, let's pop our CD and perform. A CD so. This obviously isn't to perform on it's a Macintosh TV but hopefully, I can just open up this drive setup utility because, that's all I need from this CD then we can go back to the other CD which looked like it was working you. Uoq I'm gonna, punch somebody, I'm swear headed open earlier oh man, I really don't remember what I did earlier I should check the tapes. What, did I do earlier I got something to open why. Don't I remember I, gotta find a way to get. This disc somehow, I mean, that's a useless error message, I wish it would tell me why can't be launched, is there compatibility. Issue am i stupid I don't know it's just so, generic, useless. Error message well, I checked the earlier part of the tech video log and, what I was looking for was the at ease in her face to see if I can maybe do anything with that and, it dawned on me duh. I have, another CD, that, I could use but. Then came the sad realization. It. Got cracked. The. Guards were down here recently reorganizing. Some I bet, they cracked that cuz that was not cracked earlier, you are all witnesses the CD works just fine son. Of a bitch okay. I just wanted to get this Mac TV updated to 76 but, this, is becoming a really, cumbersome. Process just. Because we ever had this disk this harddrive earlier. Like just, partitioned. It up and there's not even anything on the partition so like now, I can't, the installation, because I have no space ah. This. Is really frustrating oh my, gosh guys. Scotch. Scotch. That. Why. Are you doing this now oh. Shoot. I know why it's. Trying to connect to that scuzzy disc cuz I have, it turned off but still plugged in I don't know I don't know of any other like dignified way to shut it down you, have to do a hard shutdown with the switch on the back cuz I don't think you can use the, button.
Yeah. I don't think there's any way to invoke like a soft shutdown at this point so power switch it is. Going. Alright. Scuzzy. The. External scuzzy disk has been unplugged, reboot. Ah. No. I won't turn on I'm having. A bad day. Well. Let's try good old-fashioned, power cycle. Sounds. Like a fitness program or some. Tell you what no it's not, No. Well, that's interesting I'm not hearing the same buzz I usually hear when I turn this thing on oh. You. Freaking kidding me dude, crazy. Yes mother, trucker, oh, I'm. Gonna cry, yeah, oh. I know sometimes, these old boards have capacitor, issues but. This. One was working just fine what. Why is every. Videolog a rabbit. Hole of. Oh you. Think this would have been so simple this, won't load on that this, won't load on that this, won't load on that now, that CD is cracked can't, use that can't, even turn on the computer, now. And. I've, already lost so much I'm gonna lose even more, well, I officially. Don't know what to do now maybe, I just let it sit plugged in for a little bit just like the issue I was having with the color classic, it wouldn't turn on right away but if you leave it plugged in for a while it then turns on so, maybe I just got to do that really. Not looking forward to that one I do. Have a mystic, board but. I would, rather use, the original board that came with this computer because it has all the TV functionality. The mystic board does, not. If. Won't even turn on now oh boy, guys I think this one's really bright, now I may have to come back to this this is my favorite Mac this, is my favorite Mac that I have and it's kind of rare and now it won't even do it all. I wanted, to do was update the operating system, huh yeah yes, yeah, don't, like software updates even. Back then they'd caused nothing but problems. Well, this. One's gonna be written down as a loss in the book for now but alright let's come back to this one later I'm sorry, guys I mean if you have any suggestions, let me know I'm totally, open. To your help catch the crazy and.