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quadra 950 av server

evildragon

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i have tried to make it boot from a cd rom and it wont even boot at all from it with what i have it wants only a floppy disk to boot from
could be because you went pressing the SCSI ID button, and now you messed it up..

OR, the CD-Drive isn't working..

OR, you're trying to boot the WRONG install CD for your computer/bootleg CD.. (don't put a windows cd in it!)
 

rmx77

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its a mac cd but i tried one that was for a proforma 631 cd cause thats all i had and it didnt even acess it
 

evildragon

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its a mac cd but i tried one that was for a proforma 631 cd cause thats all i had and it didnt even acess it
but what Mac OS is on it? Is it an original CD?

Did you hook up the CD-ROM drive and set the SCSI ID to what it was before you started pushing the button?
 

rmx77

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well its 7.5 thats on the cd and its an internal cd rom thats in it and it was either a 3 or 4 and i ****ed with it before when i first got it and it was frozen when it started to start up the extentions and then i thought it was a hard drive problem and i changed the hd out with another one that was the same and then when i switched out the hd is when it started the floppy with the ? in it and i put back the origional hd and it still does that floppy with the ? in it and origionally the tower didnt have a cd rom in it from what i have seen these were added to the computer
 

mpatoray

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Getting the Quadra 950 to run

Getting the Quadra 950 to run

Since I have a Quadra 950 of my own I'll try and help you.

SCSI settings, for the CDROM set it for 3(if the 0-9 switch is connected to the CDROM) set the hard drive to 0, this is the apple standard from the factory.

As for System software version, I like 7.1.1 (system 7 pro) for the 950, if you do not have a copy e-mail me. I will also make you a boot floppy with utilities to format the hd and instructions on how to install the Mac OS, since it looks like this is your first vintage Mac.

Matt
 
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