Got an Apple IIgs

From: Phil Beesley <>
Date: Sat Jan 17 09:55:38 1998

On 16 Jan 98 at 22:50, Richard A. Cini wrote:

> I got an Apple ][gs today form a guy in Georgia. It's a ROM 03 model
> with 1mb of RAM, an RGB monitor and an Apple keyboard. It has no docs,
> floppy drives, or mouse.
> Does anyone have a spare mouse, floppy drive, and maybe docs that I can
> buy? Which drives were available for this unit? I have mostly 5-1/4" disks
> right now, so I'd like to get that type first, then maybe a 3-1/2".

The ADB mouse is the same as the ones used on all Macs since the SE
and Mac II so you should have no problems finding one.

A stock IIGS will work with 3.5" 800K drives or 5.25" 140K drives
(the Unidisk 5.25). You can use older Disk II drives using a cable
adapter but it may not be worth the effort. Not all external 3.5"
drives from Apple work with the IIGS and are Mac only; the one to
look for has an eject button, platinum ribbed case and a covered D19
socket for daisy-chaining a second floppy drive.

For more information, consult the FAQs which are posted on the
comp.sys.apple2 newsgroup (beware of flame wars!) or on the web at

> I have a copy of ProDOS floating around but I'd like to get a
copy of > GS/OS. Can I run this with 1mb of RAM?

Version 6.0.1 of GS/OS is posted on Apple's FTP site. This version
will not do anything useful in 1Mb so look around for a memory
expansion card. A couple of companies now supply bare boards that
will take cheap 30 pin 1Mb SIMMs.

Happy Apple II Computing,

Phil Beesley -- Computer Officer -- Distributed Systems Suppport
University of Leicester

Tel (0)116 252-2231
Received on Sat Jan 17 1998 - 09:55:38 GMT

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